Tag Archives: The Life of Socrates

Getting into bed with Plato

I will be performing Eros and Psyche at The Forge, Camden, Tuesday 13 May 2014, 7.30pm. Come and celebrate love in all its forms. The Ancient Greeks had several words for different types of love, among them: Eros – passionate desire; Fillia – friendship; Agape – wider love for fellow human beings and the world. […]

What’s in a myth?

Myths are important on so many levels. They are a rich source of archaeological evidence about the past.  The myth of Eros and Psyche describes how the Gods ruled life and culture in ancient Greece.  A king visits the Delphic oracle, and obeys the words of the Gods, leaving his daughter on a mountainside. The […]

EROS AND PSYCHE – at Northern Stage and York Theatre Royal

Love, beauty, suffering, and the search for the soul, meet in the myth of Eros and Psyche. Socrates questioned it … Eros made sure of it … Aphrodite excelled at it… and Psyche thought about it all the time …  While Socrates and his friends debate the purpose of love over dinner – in the […]

Eros and Psyche – performance storytelling for adults

My second performance as Artist in Residence at The Swedenborg Society will be ‘Eros and Psyche’ for adults on Thursday 10th May at 7.00pm at Swedenborg Hall. The writings of philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg seem to have been influenced by Platonic ideas and images. Swedenborg’s own search for truth, beauty and love has parallels […]