After The Assassination

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.

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4 minutes


Role Contributor
AuthorWilliam Shakespeare
BrutusPaterson Joseph
CassiusCyril Nri
Julius CaesarJeffery Kissoon
Mark AntonyRay Fearon
OctaviusIvanno Jeremiah
PortiaAdjoa Andoh
CascaJoseph Mydell
LuciusSimon Manyonda
SoothsayerTheo Ogundipe
CiceroRicky Fearon
Decius BrutusAndrew French
Metellus CimberMark Theodore
TreboniusSegun Akingbola
CalpurniaAnn Ogbomo
Caius LigariusEwart Walters
ArtemidorusMark Ebulue
MarullusMarcus Griffiths
Cinna the ConspiratorChinna Wodu
Cinna the PoetJude Owusu
Caesar's servantSamantha Lawson
DirectorGregory Doran
ProducerJohn Wyver

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