Plato's Apology of Socrates

2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017 National Theatre of Northern Greece, NTNG International activities
Plato's Apology of Socrates
Repeat: National Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia, 13/11/2016
Opening: Thessaloniki, Municipal Garden Theatre (Theatro Kipou), 11/7/2015

With the Apology (Apologia) the ancient Greek civilization reaches its upmost expression, for the reason it had been incarnated into an actual and undeniable hypostasis with the lifework of Socrates, who wittingly concludes on death, rather than to loose his freedom and his joy of living an active life, based on his beliefs.

The purpose for the use of the original ancient text by Plato in this certain theatrical performance, is not for a simple ingenuity reason or a narrow literary or historical quest, but it has been our need, from the hearing of the "voice" of the original text, to listen and to experientially feel the emotions and the ethos of Socrates.

Staged in the original Ancient Greek text, with supertitles in modern greek and english.

Translation: Dimos Avdeliodis
Artistic internention: Aristeidis Patsoglou
Special constructions: Kostas Kotsanas
Assistant Director: Athina Zotou
Assistant Director: Eirini Zarra
The text by Plato "The Apology of Socrates" was staged during the summer season of 2015 by the NTNG, with the support of the "DIAZOMA" association, in several selected archaeological sites around Greece.
Thessaloniki, Municipal Garden Theatre (Theatro Kipou) (11/07/2015 - 15/07/2015)
Vassiliko Theatre – Foyer (22/07/2015 - 31/07/2015)
Achaea (19/08/2015)
Ancient Theatre of Dodoni (26/08/2015)
Thesprotia (28/08/2015)
Ancient Theatre of Dion (02/09/2015)
Larissa (03/09/2015)
Roman Agora, Thessaloniki (09/09/2015)
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (31/10/2015)
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (10/11/2015 - 19/03/2016)
Univercity of Macedonia (13/11/2015 - 14/11/2015)
Municipal Theater of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki (25/11/2015)
Veroia, Hall of Arts (27/11/2015)
“Ion Luca Caragiale” National Theatre Bucharest, Romania (03/12/2015)
Romania (04/12/2015)
Giannitsa (09/12/2015)
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (11/12/2015)
Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation of AUTh (12/12/2015)
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (20/12/2015)
“Antigoni Valakou” Theatre, Kavala (15/01/2016 - 16/01/2016)
Conference Centre, Kilkis (23/01/2016)
Nicosia, Cyprus (28/01/2016 - 29/01/2016)
Vietnam (25/03/2016)
Kastoria (13/04/2016)
Piraeus (08/05/2016 - 15/05/2016)
Thessaloniki, Fοlklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia-Thrace (25/05/2016)
Roman Agora, Thessaloniki (28/05/2016)
National Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia (13/11/2016)
It is worth noting that it concerns of the first time in the history of theatre, as well as, in the literary data, that "The Apology of Socrates" will be staged in the Ancient Greek language, the way Plato originally wrote it down and gave it a form.
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