It’s a biological imperative that parents love their children. Which is why, when a toddler asks a series of unending questions, a parent will roll their eyes, tear out their hair, smile, and answer the question as best they can. When an “arrogantly rude” dirty, unkempt, unemployed adult goes around and does the same thing, other adults tend to get testy. The world premiere of Tim Blake Nelson’s “Socrates” explores how and why the father of ethical philosophy, in ancient Athens, the cradle of civilization where democracy was first practiced, was sentenced to death for doing the same For a full review of “Socrates,” now playing at The Public Theater, go here.Read More
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