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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2004 touring production of Julius Caesar. Directed by David Farr with Christopher Saul as Julius Caesar, Zubin Varla as Brutus and Guy Oliver as Mark Antony.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Jan 2004
Duration
165 (inc 20min interval)

Credits

Director
David Farr
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Keith Clouston
Production Design
Ti Green
Cast
Christopher SaulJulius Caesar
Guy OliverMark Antony
Alex AveryDecius Brutus
Adrian SchillerCaius Cassius
Rachel PickupPortia
Andrew MelvilleCinna the Poet
Andrew MelvillePopillius
Brigid ZengeniCalphurnia
Emma PowellServant (to Julius Caesar)
Endy MckayServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Laurence MitchellOctavius Caesar
Merryn OwenCinna
Patrick RomerLepidus
Patrick RomerCicero
Phillip EdgerleyCasca
Richard ClewsFlavius
Richard ClewsCaius Ligarius
Richard CopestakeMetellus Cimber
Samuel CliffordTrebonius
Simon ScottArtemidorus
Simon ScottMurellus
Simon WattsLucius
Vanessa AckermanServant (to Antony)
Zubin VarlaMarcus Brutus

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
`I was immediately struck by the comparisons with the emerging democracies of the ex-Soviet regions. We explored Vladimir Putin’s gradual creeping centralisation of power in Russia, we also looked at Silvio Berlusconi’s protection of his power base in Italy’ (David Farr, Director, RSC website).
History
The first performance was at Hambleton Leisure Centre, Northallerton on 14 September 2004. The production then played in repertoire with The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Swan Theatre 18 November 2004-26 February 2005.
Reviews
Tatspaugh, Patricia. Shakespeare Quarterly 56 (2005) pp448-78 (esp.466-7).

For detailed comments by the director, actor and composer on the production see http://www.rsc.org.uk/julius/company/director.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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