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Julius Caesar

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Synopsis
Radio production of the play set in the 1920s. Directed by Eoin O’Callaghan, starring Gerard Murphy as Caesar. With an introduction by Richard Eyre.
Series
Sunday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Transmission details
26 Sep 1999 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
140 mins

Credits

Director
Eoin O’Callaghan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Gerard MurphyJulius Caesar
Jonathan FirthMark Antony
Colin McFarlaneCaius Cassius
Samantha BondPortia
Ian JeffesOctavius Caesar
Ian PepperellMetellus Cimber
John McAndrewCinna
John RoweTrebonius
Nicholas FarrellMarcus Brutus
Nickolas GraceCasca
Sean BakerCaius Ligarius
Stella GonetCalphurnia

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
1920s
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
This production is specifically set in 1920s Rome. According to director/producer Eoin O’Callaghan, "our choosing to set this radio play in 20th century Rome, a Rome under the shadow of facism and tyranny, iss intended to highlight the historical corruptability of all men of power" (BBC Press Information, Week 39, 25 September - 1 October 1999, p. 16).
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 1999, cassettes and CDs of the production that include an introduction by Richard Eyre and an essay by Eoin O’Callaghan are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
History
Broadcast as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare for the New Millennium season on Radio 3, in which the BBC mounted 17 new productions of Shakespeare in the space of four years. The emphasis of the productions is on a contemporary, innovative approach. The project was done in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, who were also responsible for the commerical release.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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