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Julius Caesar

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Synopsis
Radio production of the play set in the 1920s. Directed by Eoin O’Callaghan, starring Gerard Murphy as Caesar. With an introduction by Richard Eyre.
Series
Sunday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio; 2 audiocassettes. 140 min. 2 compact discs. 140 min.
Year of production
1999
Notes
This production is specifically set in 1920s Rome. According to director/producer Eoin O’Callaghan, "our choosing to set this radio play in 20th century Rome, a Rome under the shadow of facism and tyranny, iss intended to highlight the historical corruptability of all men of power" (BBC Press Information, Week 39, 25 September - 1 October 1999, p. 16).
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 1999, cassettes and CDs of the production that include an introduction by Richard Eyre and an essay by Eoin O’Callaghan are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Eoin O’Callaghan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Colin McFarlane 
Gerard Murphy 
Ian Jeffes 
Ian Pepperell 
John McAndrew 
John Rowe 
Jonathan Firth 
Nicholas Farrell 
Nickolas Grace 
Samantha Bond 
Sean Baker 
Stella Gonet 

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP

Distributor (Sale)

 

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