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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the 1993 Royal Shakespeare Company’s promenade production of Julius Caesar. The play was set in Eastern Europe in the 1980s drawing strong parallels with the Velvet Revolution. Directed by David Thacker with Barry Lynch as Mark Antony and Jeffrey Kissoon as Brutus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
24 Sep 1993
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
David Thacker
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Mark Vibrans
Production Design
Fran Thompson
Cast
David SumnerJulius Caesar
Barry LynchMark Antony
Vivian MunnDecius Brutus
Rob EdwardsCaius Cassius
Francesca RyanPortia
Alan GilchristCarpenter
Alan GilchristLucius
Andrew MaudMetellus Cimber
Andrew MaudOctavius Caesar
Anthony CochraneLucilius
Anthony CochranePopillius
Anthony CochraneCinna the Poet
Anthony CochraneMurellus
Howard CrossleyCobbler
Howard CrossleyTrebonius
Howard CrossleyStrato
Jeffrey KissoonMarcus Brutus
Kenn SabbertonCasca
Kenn SabbertonMessenger
Kenn SabbertonClitus
Michael PackerServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Michael PackerSoothsayer
Michael PackerTitinius
Michael PooleDardanius
Michael PooleCicero
Mike DowlingMessala
Mike DowlingCinna
Tricia KellyCalphurnia
Tricia KellyServant (to Julius Caesar)
Vivian MunnPindarus
Will TaceyArtemidorus
Will TaceyVolumnius
Will TaceyCaius Ligarius

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Other Place, The
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1980s
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Promenade performances

Notes

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
Holland, Peter Shakespeare Survey 47 (1995), pp 181-207. (review article). Fran Thompson’s comments on her choice of design for the play can be read by visiting http://www.rsc.org.uk/julius/past/thackers.html

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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