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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1991 production of Julius Caesar. Directed by Steven Pimlott with Owen Teale as Mark Antony, Jonathan Hyde as Brutus and Robert Stephens as Julius Caesar.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
21 Jan 1992
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Pimlott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Peter Salem
Production Design
Tobias Hoheisel
Cast
Robert StephensJulius Caesar
Owen TealeMark Antony
Terence WiltonDecius Brutus
David BradleyCaius Cassius
Jane GurnettPortia
Adrian HardwickeVolumnius
Alan PartingtonTrebonius
Alexis DanielServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Alexis DanielClaudio
Andrew DumbletonYoung Cato
Andrew McDonaldDardanius
Andrew McDonaldCarpenter
Andrew McDonaldServant (to Julius Caesar)
Anthony DouseMessala
Anthony DouseFlavius
Anthony DousePublius
Bernard GallagherCasca
Bernard KayLepidus
Celia GregoryCalphurnia
David TerenceCinna the Poet
David TerenceMurellus
Emily JoyceLady-in-Waiting
Henry WebsterCinna
Henry WebsterStrato
Jonathan BauserLucius
Jonathan HydeMarcus Brutus
Ken WynneSoothsayer
Ken WynnePoet
Marc ElliottLucius
Michael PooleArtemidorus
Michael PooleLucilius
Peter BygottMessenger
Peter BygottPopillius
Richard Martin (3)Lucius
Roy HeatherCobbler
Scott RansomeOctavius Caesar
Stephen WebberCicero
Terence HillyerMetellus Cimber
Terence HillyerPindarus
Terence WiltonTitinius

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

History
Press night 20 October 1991
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
Ellwood, Colin ‘Directing Julius Caesar: the Event and the Stage’ in Bitot, Michel (ed.). Shakespeare, Julius Caesar. (Tours: U.F.R. Anglais et Langues Etrangères Appliquées, 1995) pp 237-51. [Discusses the gaps between reading and performing the play with reference to the role of Julius Caesar as interpreted by Robert Stephens (directed Steven Pimlott) and David Sumner (directed by David Thacker)].

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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