Month: March 2022

A concept both actors and philosophers use to succeed

“Just as we see on the stage, a tragic actor who has trained his voice well can play the roles of Creon [a king] or Telephus [a hero in beggar’s rags] equally well…   he will portray both the handmaid and the lady with the same artistry, and the director of the drama will demand that…

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You can’t escape nature. Don’t try.

Socrates understood that each individual’s innate characteristics affect their destiny in life. How many times had he heard the refrain (in various forms), “Fate is inescapable”?  It’s all over the stories in Greek Tragedies that were played in the theater at Athens. Oedipus hears a prophesy that he will kill his father.  So he runs…

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