Thursday, November 28, 2013

Galileo's trial

Following our homework last week, we began retelling the story of Galileo's trial this week. We rehearsed plays to get the events clear in our head:

We used some words from the sentence passed on Galileo to help us.
Galileo, you are vehemently suspected of heresy, for saying that the Sun is motionless at the centre of the universe, and for saying that the Earth is not at its centre but moves. 
You have said this is true even after the Church has declared that it is contrary to Holy Scripture. You must abjure, curse, and detest those false opinions. 
You are sentenced to imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition.

Your book, the so-called Dialogue, is banned. No-one may print, sell or read it. It will be destroyed.
Here are a couple of our drama pieces:

After the drama, we were really ready for writing: