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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
BBC schools programme production of the play broadcast in four episodes. This episode is introduced by James Grout, who discusses the production with the principal actors before the play begins. With Gerald Young in the title role and Patrick Allen as Mark Antony.
Series
For Schools
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Recording date
13 Aug 1963
Transmission details
5 Nov 1963 at 14:05 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Dorothea Brooking
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Tristram Cary
Costume
Sheila Glassford
Art Direction
Gordon Roland
Contributor
James Grout; Ronald Eyre
Cast
Gerald YoungJulius Caesar
Patrick AllenMark Antony
Leon EaglesDecius Brutus
Bernard ArchardCaius Cassius
Sally HomePortia
Alan CurtisTrebonius
Anthony WoodruffLepidus
Bill HepperVolumnius
Bill HepperPlebeian
Charles WestCasca
Daniel ThorndikeCaius Ligarius
David RichardsSoldier
David TerenceMetellus Cimber
Dennis EdwardsMessala
Dennis EdwardsFlavius
Elizabeth BradleyPlebeian
Gerald YoungGhost of Caesar
Gerry JonesClaudius (Claudio)
Gerry JonesPlebeian
Hildegard NeilCalphurnia
Ian FrostServant (to Julius Caesar)
Ian RickettsMessenger
Jeremy ConwayClitus
John EvittsPindarus
John EvittsArtemidorus
John F. LandryServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Leslie HartLucius
Michael GrahamOctavius Caesar
Michael JaystonDardanius
Michael Napier BrownStrato
Nigel SharpePlebeian
Owen BarryPublius
Peter GossMarullus (Murellus)
Peter HamiltonSoldier
Peter MardenSoldier
Raymond SmithCinna the Poet
Reg PritchardPlebeian, as Reginald Pritchard (Plebeian)
Reg PritchardCitizen
Robert MooneySoothsayer
Rowland DaviesSoldier
Terence GreenidgePopillius
Terence LodgeCinna
William KendrickSoldier
William SquireMarcus Brutus

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a 1st rehearsal script for episode 1.
General
With specially commissioned music by Tristram Cary.
History
This BBC schools broadcast of the play was transmitted in four 30-minute episodes. Transmission of the next three episodes took place on 12.11.1963, 19.11.1963, and 26.11.1963.
Textual information
The cast list encompasses the entire four episodes.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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