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After The Assassination

Duration: 03:09

In this extract from the film of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Julius Caesar, Brutus (Paterson Joseph) and Cassius (Cyril Nri) are triumphant after the assassination of Caesar. With their fellow conspirators they must now face the consequences of their political violence.

The production is set in a modern African state and Caesar has been murdered on an escalator in the Senate House. In prophetic words, Cassius reflects,

“How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted over
In states unborn and accents yet unknown!”

Shot on location and in the theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, the film complements the RSC’s new stage production, with Gregory Doran directing the same cast. But the film is also a distinct creative production that uses the full dramatic potential of contemporary television drama.

Available since: Fri 15 Jun 2012


William Shakespeare
Paterson Joseph
Cyril Nri
Julius Caesar
Jeffery Kissoon
Mark Antony
Ray Fearon
Ivanno Jeremiah
Adjoa Andoh
Joseph Mydell
Simon Manyonda
Theo Ogundipe
Ricky Fearon
Decius Brutus
Andrew French
Metellus Cimber
Mark Theodore
Segun Akingbola
Ann Ogbomo
Caius Ligarius
Ewart Walters
Mark Ebulue
Marcus Griffiths
Cinna the Conspirator
Chinna Wodu
Cinna the Poet
Jude Owusu
Caesar's servant
Samantha Lawson
Gregory Doran
John Wyver

This clip is from

Julius Caesar

Film version of the RSC's 2012 production of Shakespeare's thriller, set in modern Africa.

First broadcast: 24 Jun 2012

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