Prefaces to Shakespeare | Julius Caesar
The actor Ronald Pickup gives his personal view of Julius Caesar with commercial extracts. "I've never believed that Shakespeare has to be dragged by the scruff of his neck into the 20th century, presenting, let us say. Julius Caesar as a Hitler figure and everybody else around him in jackboots. Julius Caesar is certainly a play about power-politics, but bound up with that is a strong moral sense." These talks were given as curtain raisers to the transmission of the BBC Television Shakespeare plays.Tweet
Drama | 3: Julius Caesar
Following the assassination of Caesar, Brutus and Cassius are forced to leave Rome. But the combined forces of Mark Antony and Octavius are hot on their heels.
Drama | 2: Julius Caesar
The plot against Caesar reaches crisis point as the conspirators gather at the Capitol in Rome.