• ‘Socrates' Theater Review: Michael Stuhlbarg Teaches Us Everything

    1 day ago - By The Wrap

    Tim Blake Nelson may best be known for his lead performances in the Coen brothers' “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” He's also a writer and Greek scholar who knows precisely where any play about Socrates ought to begin - with the Symposium, arguably the most accessible, i.e., lurid, thing Plato ever wrote.
    “Socrates” received its world premiere Tuesday at the Public Theater, and Nelson doesn't mess around. After a brief intro where a precocious young man questions the old Plato about the forced suicide of Socrates , Nelson's play flashes back to a rip-roaring...
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