Re: THE DRINKING PARTY A MODERN RECREATION

sdavies@MtRoyal.AB.CA
Wed, 13 Mar 2002 12:20:08 -0800 (PST)

Rhonda,
it's a great title, black and white, highly recommended. Several
characters act out Plato's _Symposium_ (the literal translation of
"symposium" is "drinking party") in spirited fashion. I recall the actors
as including Alan Bennet, Jonathan Miller and Leo McKern as the prof. My
recollection has six characters and a waiter.
The record below is from the University of Calgary.

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DRINKING PARTY

SUBJECTS:
SOCRATES; PHILOSOPHY; LOVE

40 mins., sd., B&W., 1/2" VHS.

BBC-TV, LONDON, 1968. BY TIME-LIFE FILMS.

DESCRIPTION:
Presents Plato's Symposium in a contemporary setting as an
after-dinner discussion among four men attending a college reunion who act
out the famous dialog about the meaning of love.
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Stephen Davies
mailto:SDavies@mtroyal.ca