Aristophanes' The Clouds
"Socrates has his head in the clouds!"
Strepsiades, too deep in debt to get any sleep, enrolls himself in The Thinkery, a school for wastrels and bums that no self-respecting, person dares to be associated with, but where its headmaster, Socrates, promises to teach him how to turn inferior arguments into winning arguments, and where the faculty venerates a new thing called Rational Thought!
The play some consider the contributing factor in Socrates' trial and execution in 399 BC. Socrates the classical Athenian philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the Western ethical tradition of thought.
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THE RETURN OF DRACULA & THEM!
Coming up Summer 2020. Honoring America's B movies!
A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not an arthouse film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified films intended for distribution as the less-publicized bottom half of a double feature (akin to B-sides for recorded music).
From their beginnings to the present day, B movies have provided opportunities both for those coming up in the profession and others whose careers are waning.
Celebrated filmmakers such as Anthony Mann and Jonathan Demme learned their craft in B movies. They are where actors such as John Wayne and Jack Nicholson first became established, and they have provided work for former A movie actors, such as Vincent Price and Karen Black. Some actors, such as Bela Lugosi, Eddie Constantine, Bruce Campbell and Pam Grier, worked in B movies for most of their careers.
The Return of Dracula is been made possible by a generous grant from The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, and loyal audiences like you.
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