Monday 25 March
BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA
Don Taylor was interviewed at the time and said the"‘task I set myself here was to try to be meticulously accurate; to find out what happened, in great detail, from day to day, because with all political subjects, what is interesting is what goes on from day to day - how the balance of power changes between people.” He was praised for his ability to bring together private worlds and public events and the play was thought to give an insight into freedom of speech. As one of the characters states, "we are living in one of the greatest ages of the world."
Don Taylor died in 2003 after a distinguished career as a playwright, translator and television director. His translation of Iphigenia at Aulis was produced at the National Theatre shortly after his death.
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