Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy will be adapted by Mike Poulton in a new stage production to be directed by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran. It will be performed as part of the RSC’s new season, announced today.
Robert Harris says of the forthcoming production:
“It's a curious fact that Shakespeare in his Roman plays gives hardly any lines to Cicero, arguably the greatest orator in history. So I'm especially delighted that through the RSC his voice will at last be heard on stage in Stratford. There could hardly be a more timely moment to look at the collapse of the Roman Republic, a political institution destroyed by ambition, money and unscrupulous demagogues who treated the laws with contempt.”