Event Galileo
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Theatre Company
First Date 27 April 1971
Opening Date 27 April 1971
Last Date 29 May 1971
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Concerns the latter period of the life of Galileo Galilei, the great Italian Renaissance natural philosopher, who was persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for the promulgation of his scientific discoveries. The play embraces such themes as the conflict between dogmatism and scientific evidence, as well as interrogating the values of constancy in the face of oppression.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Subjects Censorship
Name Function Notes
John Allen Actor
Kurt Beimel Actor
Alison Bird Actor
Matthew Burton Actor
Simon Chilvers Actor
Peter Cummins Actor
Lloyd Cunnington Actor
William de Goode Actor
Michael Fisher Actor
Diana Greentree Actor
Brian James Actor
Michael Krape Actor
Rona McLeod Actor
John Orcsik Actor
Frederick Parslow Actor
Martin Phelan Actor
Malcolm Phillips Actor
John Preston Actor
Deidre Rubenstein Actor
David Spurling Actor
Frank Thring Actor
Gary Wastell Actor
Hugh Colman Costume Designer
John Sumner Director
Nigel Levings Electrician
Bertolt Brecht Playwright
Simon Hopkinson Production Manager
Kristian Fredrikson Set Designer
Roland Rocchiccioli Stage Manager
Desmond Vesey Translator
Text Nationality Germany
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Extra Sunday matinee added on 02/05 as part of Trade Union Festival of the Arts.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Cast List MTC Records
Event Identifier 14196