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Julius Caesar

Film version of the RSC's 2012 production of Shakespeare's fast-moving thriller. The action is set in a modern African state in which the tyrant Caesar is about to seize power.

Film version of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2012 production of Shakespeare's fast-moving thriller. A vivid story about a struggle for democracy, Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence. The setting is a modern African state in which the tyrant Caesar is about to seize power. Cassius persuades Brutus to join the conspirators plotting an assassination. Featuring a distinguished cast of black actors, the film is shot on location and in the RSC's theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Jun 2012 20:00

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BBC TV blog: "Political thriller in a modern African State"

BBC TV blog: "Political thriller in a modern African State"

“Shakespeare can still surprise and thrill audiences familiar with the political drama of The West Wing or The Killing...” Producer John Wyver on the making of Julius Caesar.

 

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Credits

Role Contributor
Brutus Paterson Joseph
Cassius Cyril Nri
Julius Caesar Jeffery Kissoon
Portia Adjoa Andoh

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