The Life of Galileo

The Life of Galileo

by Berlolt Brecht

translated by David Hare

Directed by Colin Macnee

Date & Time: 27-31 March 2018

7.30pm (8pm Friday) +2:30pm Saturday matinee

Venue: Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford

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What price the truth?

Galileo advocates the heretical view that the earth revolves around the sun, rather than standing motionless at the centre of all creation. He faces imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Inquisition as a consequence. He is forced to weigh self-preservation against his mission to establish a new age of science.

Brecht’s masterpiece provides powerful drama laced with wry humour. It deals in an accessible way with grand themes, setting them in the context of the emotional relationships of the protagonists caught up in the conflict between dogma and science. It has seldom been more timely as we find ourselves in a ‘post-truth’ era in which ideology is increasingly favoured over facts.

OTG returns to the Playhouse with a striking production of this classic, translated by one of our greatest contemporary playwrights.


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