The Life Of Galileo - National Theatre 06

Galileo’s incredible discovery that the earth moves around the sun destroys a belief held sacred for two millennia. As a result he is considered an enemy of humanity, threatened with torture and faced with a terrible choice: integrity versus intellectual sell-out.

Bertolt Brecht’s play, written on the cusp of the Second World War, examines social responsibility and the conflict between reason and faith.

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