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Socrates on Trial Download Flier PDF
By Barbara Bregstein
ETNY Theater Companypresents SOCRATES ON TRIAL, its original and faithful adaptation of five Plato dialogues, Gorgias, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo, set in ancient Greece in 399 B.C. the day of Socrates' trial. The audience becomes the Athenian Assembly and votes on Socrates' guilt or innocence. Within the dramatic context of the story of Socrates' trial and imprisonment, many issues emerge: the historical moment in Greece; the question of whether it is worse to do wrong or suffer wrong; the theory of natural right; the social contract between the individual and the state; the value of searching for truth through questioning; the importance of excellence; the power of prejudice; and the journey of the soul after death. With Peter Cory as Socrates. Historical Background PDF
Socrates Follow-Up Activity Follow up activity (MSWord)
FLYER ETNY Socrates and Shakespeare (PDF)
Socrates on Trial and The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of VeniceFor High School students
A rare opportunity to see Shakespeare's great play about Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, and his arch enemy Antonio. In ETNY Theater's unique format, the students have the chance to participate after each act. Imagine this: the actors freeze, the Presenter enters and engages the audience in conversation about the play's characters and themes. This gives the students time to think about what they have seen, to express their ideas, and to remain active throughout the performance. The play continues this way act by act. The Merchant of Venice has been shortened somewhat, but Shakespeare's language remains intact.
Galileo is best known for the trial of 1633 which brought him mythic fame as the astronomer who asserted that the earth revolved around the sun. But there was more to his life story than that. This play reveals the nature of his relationships with his mistress, his daughters, the pope, as well as the development of the telescope.
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