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Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince

4 Extra Debut. 500 years after writing his most provocative tract, Niccolo Machiavelli stands in the dock to appeal against the treatment his words have received. From May 2013.

Five hundred years after writing his most provocative political tract, Niccolo Machiavelli appears before an infernal court to appeal against the harsh treatment his works have received over time.

Rather than being seen as a description of political cynicism and opportunism, he argues that "Machiavellian" should be a compliment and The Prince has in fact been an infallible guidebook followed closely by all successful leaders.

The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Adapted by Jonathan Myerson

Produced and directed by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

1 hour


Role Contributor
Machiavelli Damian Lewis
Judge Nigel Cooke
Prosecution Christian Rodska
Defence Helen McCrory
Clerk Meera Syal
Cesare Borgia Joseph Kloska
Plato Joseph Kloska
Defendant Joseph Kloska
Kerensky Theo Fraser Steele
Bertrand Russell Theo Fraser Steele
Director Clive Brill
Producer Clive Brill
Writer Jonathan Myerson


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