I've spent too much time there and can testify: the place is as wide as it is long; one gets to it from above, by descending through a passageway. Within, it is dark. Men sit stretched out and view flickering images on a wall. Behind them and higher up, where they never look, there is a great and very bright fire, before which men who stay hidden behind a wall make it so that images and likenesses pass by--and these cause the images, as it were shadows, to be cast upon the wall.
And yet, and yet.... occasionally a philosopher will descend to this place. Not only that, but occasionally a philosopher's visit is even scheduled, as for instance this Wednesday evening, at 6pm. Yes, a philosopher is going to speak to those in the cave, not by compulsion but freely.
|DAY||DATE||PROGRAM & TIME||TICKETS|
|T||1|| Special Make Up Screenings! |
Casablanca - 8:00, 10:00
Cambridge Center for Adult Education Presents
Galway Kinnell - 6:00
(See description for ticket information)
|W||2|| Harvard Book Store Presents |
Martha Nussbaum - 6:00
(Tickets are $5.00 and are available at Harvard Book Store or by phone with a credit card at 617-661-1515.)
Recent Raves! - repertory series
Comedy of Power - 8:00
Zodiac - 10:00
At the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square, one may see Casablanca today and tomorrow, and Martha Nussbaum the day after.
(In know I said I wouldn't post, but this isn't really a post--it's simply fun.)