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George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra

Synopsis
Highly acclaimed 1976 US television adaptation of one of George Bernard Shaw’s best-loved works, broadcast in the "Hall of Fame" series. Starring Alec Guinness as Julius Caesar and Genevieve Bujold as Cleopatra.

On campaign in Egypt and aging Julius Caesar becomes captivated by the beautiful, young and capricious Cleopatra. Caesar promises to turn the young girl in to a Queen fit for Egypt - tutoring her in the ways of power. But Egypt is not Rome and although Caesar can conquer the country can he tame her future queen?

A truly outstanding performance from Alec Guinness as the ultimately tragic Caesar and a sensuous, complex performance form Genevieve Bujold which rivals and other screen portrayal of Cleopatra.
Series
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2008
Year of production
1976
Notes
Made for US TV (NBC) but shown in the UK on ITV on 04/01/1977
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; Shaw, George Bernard

Credits

Director
James Cellan Jones
Writer
George Bernard Shaw
Cast
Alec Guinness 
Genevieve Bujold 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
73 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Simply Home Entertainment

Email
info@simplyhe.co.uk
Web
https://www.simplyhe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
Notes
Online retailer specialising in DVDs on aviation, maritime, military and transport history, British heritage and some more general non-fiction topics, as well as television dramas and documentaries. Sale online or via retail outlets. Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment.

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