A Life of Galileo

Tue 2nd – Sat 6th Feb 2016

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“Unhappy the land that has need of heroes”

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The Dryden Society

SUMMARY

Planet: Earth. Time and Place: Italy, 1609.

Galileo looks up at the night sky, using the newly invented telescope. He observes the sun and the planets. He sees with a searingly brilliant eye, his genius and his methods have never been seen before.

But he is in danger; his enemies are everywhere, convincing the Pope that Galileo's new ideas pose a threat to all that the World stands upon.

Soon he will be forced to defend himself and his theories against all of civilisation: in his battle for truth, Galileo has to choose between his life and his soul.

Brecht's greatest play is a shattering and beautiful delving into the cosmos, beauty, science and truth, religion and morality, and the responsibility of Genius. Mark Ravenhill's 2013 translation for the RSC national tour is a hugely intelligent and vibrantly theatrical venture.

Admission: £6(£5)

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