Monday, January 21, 2013

Link on Links - Galileo

If you want to play Link on Links at home, simply take the text of a favorite play and add hyperlinks as you see fit. This week let's take a look at the opening of Bertolt Brecht's Galileo.

(Galileo's scantily furnished study. Morning. Galileo is washing himself. A barefooted boy, Andrea, son of his housekeeper, Mrs. Sarti, enters with a big astronomical model)

Galileo: Where did you get that thing?
Andrea: The coachman brought it.
Galileo: Who sent it?
Andrea: It said "From the Court of Naples" on the box.
Galileo: I don't want their stupid presents. Illuminated manuscripts, a statue of hercules the size of an elephant--they never send money.
Andrea: But isn't this an astronomical instrument, Mr. Galilei?
Galileo: This is an antique, too. An expensive toy.
Andrea: What's it for?
Galileo: It's a map of the sky according to the men of ancient Greece. Bosh! We'll try and sell it to the university. They still teach it there.


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