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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
Live audio recording of John Schlesinger’s 1977 production of Julius Caesar for the National Theatre with John Gielgud as Caesar and Mark McManus as Mark Antony.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
5 Apr 1977

Credits

Director
John Schlesinger
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Harrison Birtwistle
Cast
John GielgudJulius Caesar
Mark McManusMark Antony
Oliver CottonDecius Brutus
Ronald PickupCaius Cassius
Rowena CooperPortia
Andrew HiltonCinna the Poet
Andrew HiltonVolumnius
Ann FirbankCalphurnia
Brian CoxMarcus Brutus
Brian KentServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Chris HunterYoung Cato
Daniel ThorndikeArtemidorus
Edna DoreCompanion to the Soothsayer
Gawn GraingerCasca
Glyn GrainFlavius
Ian CharlesonOctavius Caesar
John GillPopillius
Jonathan BattersbyVarrus
Keith SkinnerSoothsayer
Liam O’CallaghanLepidus
Martin FriendCicero
Michael BeintPoet
Michael BeintTrebonius
Norman ClaridgeCaius Ligarius
Oliver CottonMessala
Olu JacobsPindarus
Paul HenleyLucius
Peter CarlislePublius
Peter NeedhamClitus
Peter NeedhamMetellus Cimber
Pitt WilkinsonCinna
Pitt WilkinsonStrato
Ray EdwardsServant (to Julius Caesar)
Shane ConnaughtonServant (to Antony)
Stanley LloydClaudio
Timothy BlockDardanius
Timothy BlockCarpenter
Tom WilkinsonMurellus
Tom WilkinsonTitinius
Trevor RayCobbler

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Opening night 17 March 1977
Reviews
Billington, Michael, One Nights Stands: A Critic’s View of British Theatre from 1971-1991 (London: Nick Hern, 1993), p. 98-9. Billington writes: "Ronald Pickup’s Cassius is like a malevolent ferret snapping his teeth at thin air".

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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