Aristophanes, The Clouds (‘Nepheles’)
July 2012: 13, 14
Epidaurus - Ancient Theatre
Translation: Κ. C. Myris
Direction – Sets – Costumes: Nikos Mastorakis
Music: Stavros Gasparatos
Movement: Fokas Evaggelinos
Lighting: Sakis Birbilis
Music coaching: Melina Paionidou
Assistant director: Viky Volioti
Strepsiades: Giannis Bezos, Socrates (Aristophanes): Alexandros Mylonas, Pheidippides: Makis Papadimitriou, Socrates (Plato): Yannis Dalianis, Just Discourse: Nikos Psarras, Unjust Discourse: Prometheas Aleiferopoulos, Disciples: Laertes Malkotsis, Omiros Poulakis, Thanos Tokakis, Michalis Oikonomou.
The National Theatre of Greece presents a glorious Aristophanic comedy with the outstanding Nikos Mastorakis directing a cast of fine actors.
In “The Clouds” (423 BC), Aristophanes mercilessly satirizes the new ideas of the Sophists as embodied in the person of Socrates.
Strepsiades, a farmer deeply in debt as a result of his son’s decadent lifestyle, turns to Socrates’ school for help in learning how to twist the truth and take his creditors on in court. What can the struggle between Just and Unjust Discourse tell us about the present day?