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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1995 production of Julius Caesar. Directed by Peter Hall with Christopher Benjamin as Caesar and Hugh Quarshie as Mark Antony.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
21 Aug 1995
Duration
145 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
John Gunter
Cast
Christopher BenjaminJulius Caesar
Hugh QuarshieMark Antony
Paul BettanyDecius Brutus
Julian GloverCaius Cassius
Antony ByrneLucilius
Antony ByrneCinna
Blackwood. TillyCalphurnia
Christopher MiddletonServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Christopher MiddletonServant (to Julius Caesar)
Daniel GoodeLucius
David FredericksonCarpenter
John NettlesMarcus Brutus
Leon TannerClaudio
Leon TannerPlebeian (1)
Leon TannerVolumnius
Leon TannerFlavius
Leon TannerPopillius
Lionel GuyettSoothsayer
Lionel GuyettClitus
Mark BazeleyOctavius Caesar
Michael GardinerCasca
Paul BentallCobbler
Paul BentallPoet
Paul BentallArtemidorus
Paul BentallPlebeian (4)
Paul BentallStrato
Paul ChahidiPindarus
Paul ChahidiSoldier 2 (Soldier)
Paul ChahidiServant (to Julius Caesar)
Robert ArnoldMurellus
Robert ArnoldTitinius
Robert ArnoldPlebeian (3)
Robert ListerMetellus Cimber
Simon ChadwickYoung Cato
Simon ChadwickCinna the Poet
Timothy DaviesMessala
Tracy SweetinburghPlebeian (2)
William WhymperCaius Ligarius
William WhymperCicero

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
A recording was made at the Barbican 1 June 1996.
General
"Rome, as realised by Hall and designer John Gunter, is a place of imposing symbols and covert superstition, where plotters skulk beneath triumphalist architecture. The conspirators, led by Julian Glover’s superbly controlled Cassius, are all in red togas, while Caesar and Antony wear flowing, bloodstainable white." Nick Curtis, Evening Standard (London) 24 May 1995.

Children in the production were played by Edward Byass, Lydia Day, Alisa Duguid, Sophia Hunt, Naomi Shearing and Damian Storey.
History
Press night 5 July 1995
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
Jackson, Russell. Shakespeare Quarterly (1996), pp235-67 espec. 250-52.

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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