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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
A video recording, on a single camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1983 production of Julius Caesar directed by Ron Daniels. David Schofield as Mark Antony and Joseph O’Conor as Julius Caesar.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
5 Jan 1984
Duration
165 mins

Credits

Director
Ron Daniels
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Nigel Hess
Production Design
Farrah
Costume
Ann Curtis
Cast
Joseph O’ConorJulius Caesar
David SchofieldMark Antony
Paul Clayton (2)Decius Brutus
Emrys JamesCaius Cassius
Gemma JonesPortia
Charles LawsonServant (to Antony)
Clyde PollittCobbler
Craig PriestleyBoy (alt)
Cyril NriLucius
David KillickPopillius
Doyle RichmondPindarus
Eileen PageLady
Griffith JonesSoothsayer
Jeremy WilkinCinna
John DicksCasca
John DicksSoldier poet
John NolanTrebonius
John NolanClitus
Lesley DuffCalphurnia
Lewis JonesArtemidorus
Lewis JonesLucilius
Morrison CampbellCarpenter
Nigel CookeOctavius Caesar
Oliver Ford DaviesTitinius
Oliver Ford DaviesMurellus
Paul MooneyMetellus Cimber
Paul MooneyYoung Cato
Peter LennonServant to Caesar (Servant (to Julius Caesar))
Peter McEneryMarcus Brutus
Raymond PlattPublius
Raymond PlattCinna the Poet
Richard GarnettServant (to Julius Caesar)
Richard GarnettVarrus
Richard GarnettServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Roger HumeFlavius
Roger HumeMessala
Simone IrvineBoy (alt)
Stanley DawsonCaius Ligarius
Stanley DawsonVolumnius
Timothy KightleyCicero
Timothy KightleyLepidus
Victoria WicksPlebeian woman (Plebeian)

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multimedia productions

Notes

General
"A television screen is lowered. It shows us, in grainy black and white, the murder of Caesar, and the two great speeches of Brutus and Antony at the same time these events are taking place on stage - the fashioning of instant History through celluloid images." Christopher Edwards, Plays and Players (April 1983).
History
Press night 29 March 1983.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Michael Billington, The Guardian (31 March 1983).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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