Life of Galileo


directed by Kostas Kazakos


Life of Galileo, also known as Galileo, is a play by the twentieth-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht.


The play is about Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Sir Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo. The Catholic Church recanted.

Cast & Crew

Director: Kostas Kazakos

Translation: Odysseas Nikakis

Set-Costume design: Thaleia Istikopoulou

Sound Design and Composition: Dionysis Tsaknis

Choreographer: Marw Galani

Lighting Designer: Nikos Sotiropoulos

Assistant of Director: Elena alexandraki

Advisor in Brecht's Epic Theatre: Michael Seibel

Photography by: Vasilis Spyrou, Panagiotis Moulinos

Actors: Kostas Kazakos, Dionysis Voultsos, Ilias Giannakis, Fanis Diplas, Antreas Thanasoulas, Dimitris Kalantzis, Spiros Kouvardas, Giorgos Markou, Petra Mavridi, Gerasios Ntavaris, Thanassis Sarantos, Dorothea Stergioti, Dimitris Vamvakas, Spiros Kallivokas, Anastasios Lekkas, Giannis Charkoftakis, Konstantinos Christopoulos, Tasos Chrysopoulos

Kids: Manos Mpalaskakis, Alexandros Papoulias

Singing: Maria Routsi

Mandolin: Giorgos Georgiadis

Accordion: Tasos Schizas

Guitar: Nikos Skeparnias

Contrabass: Michalis Darmas

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