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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of Julius Caesar directed by Gregory Doran with an all-black British cast. Ray Fearon is Mark Antony and Joseph Paterson plays Brutus. The action is transposed to modern Africa.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Recording date
2011

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Akintayo Akinbode
Production Design
Michael Vale
Cast
Ray FearonMark Antony
Andrew FrenchDecius Brutus
Cyril NriCaius Cassius
Adjoa AndohPortia
Ann OgbomoCalphurnia
Chinna WoduCinna
Ewart James WaltersLepidus
Ewart James WaltersCaius Ligarius
Ivanno JeremiahOctavius Caesar
Joseph MydellCasca
Joseph PatersonMarcus Brutus
Jude OwusuCinna the Poet
Marcus GriffithsMurellus
Marcus GriffithsPindarus
Marcus GriffithsServant (to Octavius Caesar)
Mark EbulueArtemidorus
Mark TheodoreMessala
Mark TheodoreMetellus Cimber
Ricky FearonLucilius
Ricky FearonCicero
Samantha LawsonServant (to Julius Caesar)
Segun AkingbolaTrebonius
Simon ManyondaLucius
Theo OgundipeSoothsayer

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors; World Shakespeare Festival 2012
Related items
Julius Caesar

Notes

History
The production ran in repertory 27 May - 7 July 2012. The production was re-staged and re-directed for television and broadcast on BBC4 24 June 2012. This broadcast is catalogued separately.
Reviews
Michael Billington, The Guardian (Thursday 7 June 2012).

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

Distributor

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

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