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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Fifth in a series of 26 weekly programmes "designed as an anthology of the best-known and best-loved speeches and scenes" from Shakespeare’s better known plays. This episode showcases ‘the best of’ Julius Caesar. The scenes are taken from the Marlowe Dramatic Society production directed by George Rylands with Richard Johnson as Mark Antony and Tony Church as Caesar.
Series
Best of Shakespeare, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
27 Apr 1964 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Director
George Rylands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Tony ChurchJulius Caesar
Richard JohnsonMark Antony

Additional Details

Theatre company
Marlowe Dramatic Society
Production type
Other
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works
Related items
Julius Caesar

Notes

Notes
A recording of the complete Marlowe Dramatic Society performance (Argos) is held by the British Library Sound Archive.
General
According to the programme notes in London Calling, more than half of the programmes were produced specially for the General Overseas Service, while the rest is taken from ‘classic’ BBC productions of the previous 20 years.
History
The series was transmitted as part of the ‘Shakespeare Quatercentenary’ celebrations of the General Overseas Service
Reviews
Source: London Calling, April 1964, 3: 13, p. 4.

Production Company

Name

Argo

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