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Julius Caesar

Synopsis
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of Julius Caesar directed for television by Gregory Doran. An all-black British cast includes Ray Fearon as Mark Antony and Joseph Paterson as Brutus. The action is transposed to modern Africa.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
24 Jun 2012 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

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

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A DVD was released 2012. The extras include ‘The Making of Julius Caesar’, a 40-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and production team.
History
The stage production ran in repertory 27 May - 7 July 2012. This stage recording is catalogued separately. The recording for television was filmed way mid-way through rehearsals for the stage opening.
Reviews
Peter Kirwan : http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/pkirwan/entry/julius_caesar_rscilluminations (accessed 6/2012).

Production Company

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.

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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