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Julius Caesar (1979)

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

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Herbert Wise

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pasco Richard Pasco ... Brutus
Charles Gray ... Julius Caesar
Keith Michell ... Marc Antony
David Collings ... Cassius
Virginia McKenna ... Portia
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Calpurnia
Sam Dastor ... Casca
Jon Laurimore ... Flavius
John Sterland ... Marullus
Garrick Hagon ... Octavius Caesar
Brian Coburn Brian Coburn ... Messala
Leonard Preston Leonard Preston ... Titinius
Alexander Davion ... Decius Brutus
Darien Angadi Darien Angadi ... Cinna
Andrew Hilton Andrew Hilton ... Lucilius
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

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Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the long running BBC Television Shakespeare project which ran between 1978 and 1985. See more »

Goofs

The sound of retracting blades can be heard as Caesar is stabbed. See more »

Connections

Version of Estudio 1: Julio César (1965) See more »

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A Fine Version of The Tragic Drama
6 July 2014 | by SylSee all my reviews

William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Julius Caesar, has always been one of his lesser liked plays. It's predominantly an all male drama with only two supporting female characters like Calpurnia and Portia. It was still a male dominated world in Caesar's time where women are wives, nurses, maids, and mistresses. The BBC did a service in producing Shakespeare's plays faithfully to the word. I watch the English subtitles to get a better account of the story. The BBC has faithfully recreated the background scenes without much cost. There is no audience for a reaction or applause. The cast includes Charles in the title role. He is a fine Caesar. Richard Pasco and Keith Michell are also fine too. Unlike Shakespeare's other tragedies, this story is about politics, power, corruption, and greed.


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