Posts Tagged ‘symposium’

The gods grew quite scared…

September 20, 2008

Some of you may know I studied the Classics at UCLA—ancient Greek art, architecture and literature. One of my favorite stories is told in Plato’s Symposium. The comic playwright Aristophanes tells the story of the Origin of Love.

In John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig & the Angry Inch, they put it to music and animate it. It’s pretty awesome. I also found a video where someone illustrates the story on the actual pages of a Penguin paperback.

The Origin of Love


Clip from the film Hedwig & the Angry Inch


Video that illustrates the story

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