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Symposium (version 2) (dramatic reading)

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In Plato's "Symposium," the reader is invited to join a gathering of notable figures as they engage in philosophical discussions about love, beauty, and the nature of desire. This version presented as a dramatic reading truly brings the text to life, allowing the listener to immerse themselves in the powerful words and ideas of the ancient Greek philosopher.

The diverse cast of characters each offer their own unique perspectives on the topic at hand, leading to lively debates and thought-provoking insights. Through their dialogue, Plato explores the complexities of love and relationships, questioning the true nature of romantic connections and the pursuit of personal fulfillment.

The dramatic reading adds an extra layer of depth and emotion to the already profound text, making it a captivating and engaging experience for listeners. The talented voice actors bring passion and intensity to their performances, effectively conveying the weight and significance of Plato's words.

Overall, this version of "Symposium" offers a fresh and dynamic interpretation of a timeless classic, making it a must-read for anyone interested in philosophy, literature, or the complexities of human emotion. Plato's insights are as relevant today as they were in ancient Greece, and this dramatic reading serves as a powerful reminder of the enduring impact of his work.

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In one of Plato's more accessible works, Apollodorus tells a friend about a drinking party (or symposium) attended by many of intellectuals of late 5th century Athens. The men are one their second night of celebration for Agathon's victory at the city Dionysia, and decide that instead of drinking, they should give speeches in praise of love. Apollodorus: KHandGlaucon: Elizabeth KlettCompanion to Apollodorus, and Pausanias: Beth ThomasAristodemus: ToddHWSocrates: alanmapstoneAgathon: Peter TuckerServant: staticstasyAristophanes: Libby GohnEryximachus: balaPhaedrus: Eden Rea-HedrickDiotima: Anna SimonAlcibiades: Chuck Williamson Edited by Libby Gohn

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