Julius Caesar Video Resources

Shakespeare was, of course, a master of the written word.It’s precisely because of this, though, that people forget that much of his work was originally meant to be performed, not merely read. Sometimes it is helpful to see cinematic or theatrical versions of his work to better understand and enjoy it. To that end, here’s a video of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, performed on BBC’s Play of the Month. Enjoy!

More Details About This Production:

Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays or adaptations. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted regularly from October 1965 to May 1979, before returning for the summer seasons of 1982 and 1983. This episode was the eighth of season four, running about 120 mins and airing originally on April 13th, 1969.

Selected Credits:

Director: Alan Bridges
Production Company: BBC TV
Producer: Cedric Messina
Original play: William Shakespeare
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Cast: Robert Stephens (Mark Antony); Frank Finlay (Brutus); Maurice Denham (Julius Caesar); Edward Woodward (Cassius); Anthony Bate (Casca); Decius Brutus (Alan Rowe); Raymond Mason (Cinna); Ann Castle (Portia); Gwen Cherrell (Calpurnia)


If you found this presentation of Julius Caesar to be helpful in visualizing the story and characters, you may enjoy some of our other Literature and Composition (E2) videos


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