Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Docudrama/Historic
Time Period - Greek; Roman & Biblical
Settings Of Play - Ramparts of the palace; morning.
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Winner! The Critics' Circle Award as the best foreign play of the year and recipient of many other awards.
On the platform stage, bare but for a pair of immense gates, stalks the inevitable tiger of war. Hector returns from battle as a peacemaker and convinces Ulysses and the populace of the insanity of war. Together they agree that the Trojan War shall not take place. But the poets need a war for their elegies and dirges; the king, because it is custom; the lawyer, because of his honor; and others, for various mean reasons. And so, in spite of all logic, the war erupts.
"A play of beauty, dignity and quality" -New York Post
"Conveys wit and thought and humor" -New York Times