Note: A review of the double bill on Thursday 28th June 2018.
Importantly, Cicero himself is far from flawless. He can succumb to corruption, self-importance. He frequently misjudges others – on no occasion more seriously than when he assumes he can control Octavian - “he's just a boy” is a frequent, deluded refrain. But he also reminds us of the vital things under threat in this turmoil – after the basic threat to life, the threat to the freedom to think and speak as we wish.