THE GREEKS Adapted by John Barton and Kenneth Cavander Directed by John Barton
We always return to Greece because it fulfills some need of our own life . . . Other nations made gods, kings, spirits: the Greeks alone made men.
Werner Jaeger, Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture
London's Royal Shakespeare Company has returned to the Greeks in a three-night marathon cycle often plays derived from Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides (seven of the ten) and a dramatization by John Barton of a segment of Homer. The cycle is presented as a trilogy: "The War," "The...