Discovery Week: "Life of Galileo" | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Discovery Week: "Life of Galileo"

Conference Hall
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 14:30

Discovery Week: Theatrical performance of scenes from Bertolt Brecht's "Life of Galileo".

Galileo's scientific inquiry led to conflict with the Catholic church. The notable German playwright, Bertolt Brecht, memorializes the history of that conflict in his play, The Life of Galileo. Anyone reading it will see the great scientist's passion for knowledge, the great weight of authority wielded by the church, and ultimately the blow that the church dealt to Galileo and scientific inquiry generally.

On Wednesday evening, a cast drawn from the AUIS community will read scenes from Life of Galileo. Come and get a taste of this world-historical drama.