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The Resource Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht ; foreword by Richard Foreman ; introduction to the Penguin Classics edition by Norman Roessler ; edited with an introduction by John Willett and Ralph Manheim ; translated by John Willett

Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht ; foreword by Richard Foreman ; introduction to the Penguin Classics edition by Norman Roessler ; edited with an introduction by John Willett and Ralph Manheim ; translated by John Willett

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Life of Galileo
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Life of Galileo
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Bertolt Brecht ; foreword by Richard Foreman ; introduction to the Penguin Classics edition by Norman Roessler ; edited with an introduction by John Willett and Ralph Manheim ; translated by John Willett
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  • eng
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"Life of Galileo (German : Leben des Galilei), also known as Galileo, is a play by the twentieth-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht. The first version of the play was written between 1937 and 1939; the second (or 'American') version was written between 1945-1947, in collaboration with Charles Laughton. The play received its first theatrical production at the Zurich Schauspielhaus, opening on 9 September 1943. This production was directed by Leonard Steckel, with set-design by Teo Otto. The cast included Steckel himself (as Galileo), Karl Paryla and Wolfgang Langhoff. The second version opened at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles on 30 July 1947. This was directed by Joseph Losey and Brecht, with set-design by Robert Davison. Laughton played Galileo, with Hugo Haas as Barberini and Frances Heflin as Virginia. This production opened at the Maxine Elliott's Theatre in New York on 7 December of the same year. A third production, by the Berliner Ensemble with Ernst Busch in the title role, opened in January 1957 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm and was directed by Erich Engel, with set-design by Caspar Neher. The play was first published in 1940"--Www.ulike.net (Nov. 8, 2010)
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Translated from German
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non fiction
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Penguin classics
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Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht ; foreword by Richard Foreman ; introduction to the Penguin Classics edition by Norman Roessler ; edited with an introduction by John Willett and Ralph Manheim ; translated by John Willett
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rdacontent
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2ocm12627322
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20 cm.
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xlv, 256 pages
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9780143105381
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2008009340
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Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht ; foreword by Richard Foreman ; introduction to the Penguin Classics edition by Norman Roessler ; edited with an introduction by John Willett and Ralph Manheim ; translated by John Willett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2ocm12627322
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780143105381
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008009340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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