Here’s an interesting way to spend 46 minutes this weekend.  First, a brief description:

“Jonathan Miller [the renowned English theatre and opera director, actor, and author] plays Plato’s ‘Symposium’ as a picnic organized by an OxBridge don for his students. The […] script is faithful to the drinking party recorded by Plato, [at which] Socrates asks each guest to explain the nature of love. By a series of questions, Socrates leads the guests to conclude that love is the Highest Good, and that God is love.”

​Originally aired 14 November 1965.  Total viewing time: 46:14.