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23/02/2012 Brecht's "Galileo" opens Off-Broadway

Life of Galileo or just “Galileo” is a play written by Bertolt Brecht in 1938. It opened Off-Broadway, following the previews on East 13th Street in Manhattan under the production of Classic Stage Company. The drama explores the question of a scientist’s social and ethical responsibility and Galileo’s choice between life and his work.


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