War That Still Goes On, The

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The story of the Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta is brought to the stage by a group of RSC actors. The performance is followed by a debate. Read More >

The story of the Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta has been adapted from the writing of Thucydides and Plato by RSC Advisory Director John Barton. The tale of the unstoppable escalation of war is particularly relevant in the light of today’s global politics.

The production is performed by a group of RSC actors picked from the Comedies and Gunpowder seasons, along with Clive Francis, Tim West and Malcolm Storry.

The performance is followed by a debate chaired by Jon Snow, and with a panel including Germaine Greer and Paul Cartledge.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 12/02/2006

Closing Night: 12/02/2006

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Clive Francis, Tim West, Malcom Storry, Joseph Mydell, James Hayes, Joe Dixon, Jonathan Slinger, Jonathan Newth, Christopher Colquhoun, Tom Hodgkins, Mark Springer, Michael Jenn, Keith Osborn, William Houston, Nigel Betts

Creative

Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Author - John Barton, from the texts of Thucydides and Plato

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