Barbara and Hattie's last evening with us, we went on the Eye, and then to an adaptation of Brecht's Galileo at the Gielgud Theatre. Most of the time it was hard to disentangle what was Brecht and what was the adaptation, but in the first Act there were references to Giordano Bruno as an example of what happened to anybody who said the universe was heliocentric. As I remembered it, the heresies for which Bruno was burned at the stake in 1600 were more concerned with his espousal of Hermes Trismegistus and the works of Ficino
Hattie went off to Venice yesterday, and Barbara returned to Charlottesville, after spending a few days with us. They realised how much there was to do, and we hope they will come back soon to fill in the blanks, they were such delightful guests.
Ping pong yesterday 2-0 to me, so I'm only one behind JW at 45-44.