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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1987 production of Julius Caesar. Directed by Terry Hands with Nicholas Farrell as Mark Antony and Roger Allam as Brutus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
14 Apr 1987
Duration
135 mins

Credits

Director
Terry Hands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
Farrah
Cast
David WallerJulius Caesar
Nicholas FarrellMark Antony
William ChubbDecius Brutus
Sean BakerCaius Cassius
Janet ArmsburyPortia
Carlton ChanceServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Carlton ChanceClitus
Carlton ChanceClaudio
Derek HutchinsonStrato
Derek HutchinsonMetellus Cimber
Geoffrey FreshwaterCasca
Gordon CaseLucilius
Gordon CaseCinna
Gregory DoranOctavius Caesar
Gregory DoranPlebeian
Griffith JonesSoothsayer
Hakeem Kae-KazimSoldier 1 (Soldier)
Hakeem Kae-KazimVarrus
Hakeem Kae-KazimCinna the Poet
Hakeem Kae-KazimDardanius
Ian BarrittVolumnius
Ian BarrittCaius Ligarius
Ian BarrittFlavius
Jane LeonardPlebeian
Mike DowlingMessala
Mike DowlingServant/Soldier
Mike DowlingMurellus
Peter IbbotsonYoung Cato
Richard ConwayCicero
Richard ConwayPopillius
Roger AllamMarcus Brutus
Steven ElliottPindarus
Steven ElliottSoldier 2 (Soldier)
Steven ElliottTrebonius
Susan ColverdCalphurnia
William ChubbTitinius

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Ancient Rome
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The RSC technical notes on the video recording cite ‘Understudy Copy.
General
`Farrah’s large bare rusty brick box is new, incorporating and imitating the fine brickwork of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre as designed by Elisabeth Scott.' Michael Radcliffe, The Observer (10.4.87).
History
Press night 8 April 1987
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
Wells, Stanley Shakespeare Survey 41 (1989), pp159-81 (esp. 171-74). Coursen, H.R. Shakespeare Bulletin no, 6-6, no. 1 (1987-80). Review article.

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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