Our plays as performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
These plays were written by Rev Dr Wally Shaw, a teacher and Philosopher, who was highly experienced in theatre productions. They are a great study aid and philosophy lesson for those studying these philosophers.
Through drama and roll playing the reader / performer learns about the philosopher and their environment.
All these plays have been performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and received favourable reviews with attendance in the hundreds.
Adam Smith - Making Poverty History
Why did you want to see Adam Smith - "Making Poverty History" at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe?
"Excellent Dramatisation of Adam Smith and his views..."
"A detailed and uncompromisingly intellectual live docudrama with commentary on the life and times of Adam Smith, the father of modern Economics..."
"This delightful docudrama from multitalented, inclusive, locally based drama group The Radicals ..."
Karen Douglas http://www.uktheatre.net
David Hume - Citizen of the World
Why did you want to see David Hume - Citizen of the world the philosophy play at the 2005 & / or 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe?
Because you care for the world that needs to endorse the radical enlightenment through the four words on the Mace in the Scottish Parliament:
Wisdom - Justice - Compassion - Integrity
Jeremy Bentham - the Pursuit of Happiness
Why did you go to the philosophy play "Jeremy Bentham - the Pursuit of Happiness" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe?
And why do you want to buy the script?
Because Jeremy Bentham acknowledged Hume as providing the foundation for his Utilitarian "Greatest Happiness Principle".
Because he is the Father of International Law. (Indeed, the next time we use the words "international" and "multicultural", perhaps we should thank Bentham for coining them.)
Because he laid the legal foundation for the National Health Service, the abolition of corporal punishment, the state pension, and "the Pursuit of Happiness" found in numerous constitutions, the United Nations Security Council and the International Court at The Hague.
Because you believe in living by Wisdom - Justice - Compassion - Integrity
Indeed, you want to read the script that you can join with hundreds of others insisting that nations go to court, not to war.
Socrates - Last Days and Legacy
Why did you see the philosophy play "Socrates - Last Days and Legacy" at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe? Any why do you want to buy the script?
Because David Hume is in classical dress for his statue on the Royal Mile depicting that he knew Socrates and practiced his dialectic, rather than the Sophists militant confrontations and the world needs dialogue and not confrontation.
Our Philosophy plays, Philosophy Activities & Philosophy Lessons
Please see our webpage on how to use our philosophy plays (" philosophy and theatre ") in your philosophy lesson. These plays were written by Rev Dr Wally Shaw, a teacher and philosopher.
Interested in using our plays about the life and times of David Hume, Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham and Socrates during your philosophy lesson for University Philosophy, High School Philosophy and College Philosophy? We have advice for helping you perform our philosophy lesson with experience of performing these plays over the 5 years of production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We have had great feedback and reviews of our philosophy plays as performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2005, 2006,2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) as a resource for those wanting to learn about philosophy.
If you have found our "Philosophy Plays & Philosophy Activities" for studying philosophy valuable then please see our notes on how to use our philosophy lessons and philosophy activities in your class.
the philosophical works of David Hume
We have extensive notes on the philosophical works of David Hume that you can use in your philosophy lesson / class.