Thucydides: The Peloponnesian Wars and Plato: Alcibiades I

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Thucydides: The Peloponnesian Wars and Plato: Alcibiades I

  • 1992 ----- color ----- 72 min ----- vhs
  • What Thucydides observed about the 27-year war between Athens and Sparta was equally applicable to Vietnam and the Gulf crisis and will no doubt apply to the next global fire. In this adaptation of the Thucydides and Plato texts, members of the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company re-enact the story of the Peloponnesain War and the attendant speeches to assemblies, negotiations with allies and enemies, addresses to armies, and funeral orations. With Ben Kingsley, Don Henderson and Alex McCowen. (Produced by the BBC)
  • Topics: (Drama, History, Literature, War and Peace)