And the Sun Stood Still

And the Sun Stood Still

written by Dava Sobel, 1947- (2015); directed by Rosalind Ayres, 1946-; produced by Susan Loewenberg; performed by Robert Foxworth, 1941-, John Vickery, Kate Steele, Michael Kirby, 1925-2002 and Gregory Harrison, fl. 1968 (Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Theatre Works, 2015), 1 hour 51 mins

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Abstract / Summary
Dava Sobel’s thoughtful play brings to life the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the Sun stands at the center. Plagued by self-doubt and threatened by religious censure, Copernicus resisted the publication of his work until just before his death in 1543. And the Sun Stood Still follows Copernicus in those final years as he works to complete his research with the help of Georg Rheticus, a young disciple from Wittenberg, Germany.And the Sun Stood Still is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Rosalind Ayres. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring:Robert Foxworth as CopernicusJohn Vickery as Bishop DantiscusKate Steele as AnnaMichael Kirby as RheticusGregory Harrison as GieseIncludes a conversation with playwright Dava Sobel, author of A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in February of 2015.
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Copyright Message
Copyright © 2015 L.A. Theatre Works
Rosalind Ayres, 1946-
Content Type
Spoken word recording
1 hour 51 mins
Warning: Contains explicit content
Sub Genre
L.A. Theatre Works
Robert Foxworth, 1941-, John Vickery, Kate Steele, Michael Kirby, 1925-2002, Gregory Harrison, fl. 1968
Dava Sobel, 1947-
Susan Loewenberg
L.A. Theatre Works
Place Published / Released
Los Angeles, CA
Date Recorded
Release Date
Varmia, Northern Poland
Drama, Theatre, Literature & Language, Music & Performing Arts, Drama, American Theater, Drama, Teatro Norte-Americano, Teatro Norteamericano, Copernicus, Bishop Dantiscus, Anna, Rheticus, Giese
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Drama, Teatro Norte-Americano, Teatro Norteamericano

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