Prefaces to Shakespeare | Julius Caesar

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.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 24'15''
  • Broadcast date: 1979

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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