Renditions & bold enactments of famous dialogues & classic texts
The rendition and enactment of some
of the important dialogues from the history of philosophy is something we started in 2007 at the Parmenideum.
The Out-Loud "productions" can be as simple as reading from a
script in front of an audience (with feeling and some flourish
however) to full dress theatrical attempts (with many flourishes).
The aim is to experience both agonising enjoyment and to further learn about
and deepen understanding of some of the greatest works from antiquity
and recent history.
Renditions are approximately 50 minutes long with a short interlude for discrete, premature escape.
We invite students of philosophy and indeed any discipline to
apply for the honour of playing the various characters in the various
You may propose your own rendition or enactment of any suitable
dialogue, which the Parmenideum will consider for production.
The principle languages are English and Italian, though other
languages can be considered if you can work out and propose a subtitling
Contact the Parmenideum
Full, free e-text versions of many classic dialogues and plays
can be found at Project