Life of Galileo is a play of enduring significance and relevance in every age. Brecht is one of the most important dramatists of the twentieth century whose work is studied on every Theatre Studies course. A trusted translation plus Brecht's own copious notes on the play and all the important textual variants together with the full text of Charles Laughton's original translation.
One of the major dramatists of the 20th century, Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) grew to maturity as a pl aywright in the frenetic 1920s and early '30s, with such plays as THE THREEPENNY OPERA, THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY and THE MOTHER. He left Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933, eventually reaching the USA in 1941, where he stayed until 1947. During his exile he wrote such masterpieces as THE LIFE OF GALILEO, MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN and THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE. Shortly after returning to Europe in 1947, he founded the Berliner Ensemble, with whom he created legendary productions of his own plays. He died in 1956.
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