Major Tamás: Life of Galileo, 1962.

 

Title: Life of Galileo

Date of Premier: 12th January 1962

Site of Premier: Nemzeti Színház (Hevesi Sándor square)

Director: Major Tamás (acting coach: Pethes György)

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Composer: Hanns Eisler

Translator: Ungvári Tamás

Set designer: Varga Mátyás

Costume designer: Nagyajtay Teréz

Ensemble: Nemzeti Színház, Budapest

Actors: Bessenyei Ferenc (Galileo Galilei), Berek Kati (Virginia), Máthé Erzsi (Mrs. Sarti), Bognár Károly/Sebők Mihály (Andrea Sarti as a Child), Kállai Ferenc (Andrea Sarti), Bitskey Tibor (Ludovico Marsili), Mányai Lajos (Sagredo), Tarsoly Elemér (Federzoni, the Lensemaker), Horváth József (The Little Monk), Barsi Béla (Vanni, Master of the Guild), Suka Sándor (The Ballad Singer), Apor Noémi (The Ballad Singer’s Wife), Garas Dezső (Cardinal Barberini, later Pope Urban VIII), Pásztor János (Cardinal Bellarmine), Gelley Kornél (The Cardinal Inquisitor), Gáti József (The Very Old Cardinal), Kemény László (Mr Priuli, Curate), Gózon Gyula (Mr Gaffone, Rector), Horkai János (Filippo Mucius, Scholar), Kandikó József (Cosmo de Medici as a Child), Sándor Géza (Cosimo de Medici, Lord of Florence), Téri Árpád (The Court Chamberlaine), Makláry János (The Theologian), Somogyvári Pál (The Mathematician), Raksányi Gellért (An Individual), Széll Richárd (Christopher Clavius, Head Astronomer), Baló Elemér (The Doge), Balogh László (1st Senator), Ditrói József (2nd Senator), Szakács Sándor (1st Scholar), Sugár Lajos (2nd Scholar), Bagó László (1st Mont), Losonczi György (2nd Monk), Hindi Sándor (The Fat Prelate) Csurka László (The Very Thin Monk), Gyalog Ödön (1st Clerk ), Kun Tibor (2nd Clerk), Versényi László (1st Asrtronomer), Almási József (2nd Astronomer), Kővári Vera (Young Lady-in-Waiting), Halmos Mici (Older Lady-in Waiting), Falvai Klári fh. (1st Young Lady), Pécsi Ildikó fh. (2nd Young Lady).

Analysis by: Kiss Gabriella