The Life of Galileo

  • by Bertolt Brecht
  • Narrated by Stacy Keach, Emily Bergl, Jessica Chastain, Jill Gascoin
  • 1 hrs and 59 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Unrelenting in his search for "simple truth" Galileo Galilei shatters beliefs held sacred for two thousand years. But, under threat of torture by the Holy Inquisition, his scientific and personal integrity are put to the test as he argues for his very life in a passionate debate over science, politics, religion and ethics that resonates to this day.
Includes an interview with Dr. E.C. Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Neil Dickson, Roy Dotrice, Jeannie Elias, Jill Gascoine, Stacy Keach, Peter Lavin, Robert Machray, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, Darren Richardson, Alan Shearman, Simon Templeman, Joanne Whalley and Matthew Wolf.
The Life of Galileo is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wonderful Performance; The Play, Not My Cup o' Tea

Would you try another book from Bertolt Brecht and/or the narrators?

I would try another book by the narrators but not by Bertolt Brecht. I am not really a great fan of plays and am only interested in trying them out through the performances of L.A. Theatre Works.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, published by L.A. Theatre Works.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Galileo Galilei - Stacy Keach. His performance truly stole the show.

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- Asta

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2008
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works