The Drama of Socrates


The above video is Kevin O'Brien's play Socrates Meets Jesus, performed at the Society of GK Chesterton Conference in Massachusetts.


Plato wrote the most important works of philosophy in the ancient world.  He presents his ideas as a series of dialogues between his teacher Socrates and various characters of opposing viewpoints who argue with Socrates.  Plato’s dialogues are mini-plays - and in this course we will read adaptations of the dialogues aloud in class, with Kevin O’Brien (playwright and lead actor of Socrates Meets Jesus) playing the role of Socrates - and students (if they wish) playing the various characters.  This will be a fun and engaging way of learning Plato, Socrates - and the perennial philosophy that St. Augustin saw as pointing to Christ.