Monday, October 15, 2012
The war that never ends
Here's a blast from the past. I remember seeing this (IMDB entry) on the BBC in 1991 just before the first Iraq war. (I think there was a 2006 performace or version too.) It's an interesting project and explicit in insisting the relevance of Thucydides and Plato for understanding modern conflicts too. It's a bit stagey at times. But there's a good cast (Ben Kingsley as Pericles, a young Nathaniel Parker as Alcibiades, Don Henderson as Socrates, Bob Peck as Nicias). I can't see this sort of thing getting an hour on the telly now, though. Radio, perhaps, but not TV.