I liked the play, and recommend it to all Dava Sobel fans. I was surprised how short it was, but the ultimate reason I give three stars is related more to the commercial aspect of the publication. The Kindle version sold for $14.99. After finishing the play, I noticed that Ms. Sobel authored a book in 2011 about Copernicus titled "A More Perfect Heaven", which, according to the reviews, includes "And the Sun Stood Still". The Kindle version of "A More Perfect Heaven" sells for $7.99. It seems to make better sense to buy the 2011 book and get more Dava Sobel for just about half the price.
There's nothing to dislike about this book for me. I'm interested in astronomy, its history and its personalities. And Dava Sobel is my favorite author. No one else comes close to her ability to pack accurate, well researched information into concise and lyrical language. I read everything she writes when I can find it.