As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record, or access the material.
The last in a series of programmes looking at the final days of a number of prominent historical figures, The Last Days of…Julius Caesar (Thursday 21st May, 8pm, Channel 5) considers the lead up to the infamous leader’s death. This episode will cover the build-up to the senators’ rebellion, famously led by Brutus, who stabbed the leader to death.
In this programme, novelist Robert Harris, historian Neil Faulkner and classicist Maria Wyke all contribute their views on the death of Julius Caesar – was it a necessary assassination of a tyrannical leader, or a cowardly murder?
Whilst this programme may be immediately apparent as useful for a History lesson, it could also be easily applied to Classics, or as background context for the study of Shakespeare’s popular History.
Shakespeare Unlocked – Julius Caesar