Page extent: 80
ISBN: 9781783190065
Binding: PaperBack

Socrates and His Clouds

William Lyons


Strepsiades lives in Greece. He has debt. A lot of debt. And that’s because his son, Phiddy, has a penchant for betting and isn’t so keen on working. At a loss, Streps has an idea: Phiddy can go to Socrates' Academy and learn how to talk himself out of trouble! Job done! What could possibly go wrong?

Socrates and His Clouds, inspired by Aristophanes' Clouds and Plato's Dialogues, is a serio-comic drama about the fragility of morality, the hazards of education and the burdens of being a teacher.

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ISBN13 9781783190065
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 80



'Forget the hemlock. Socrates is alive and well and coming to a cloud near you.... Five Stars and Cloud Nine!' Gyles Brandreth

'The script manages to combine the feel of a, at times, self-referential Greek play with an accessible modern style.' West End Frame ****

‘This is a very accomplished and compact play filled with references from the ancient Greek tradition yet with a very modern outlook.’ The Public Reviews ****

'William Lyons’s Socrates and His Clouds offers a fresh new exploration of moral and philosophical questions. Set in Athens and with a looming Greek chorus of three harmonising women, the play is highly reminiscent of classic Greek theatre with more than a few modern twists. This unique envisioning is sure to delight fans of ancient Greek storytelling...the philosophical debates that arise throughout Lyons’ play are successfully thought provoking.' A Younger Theatre