Julius Caesar - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
"Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war."
Starring Keith Michell, Richard Pasco Virginia McKenna and Charles Gray...
The crowds may have hailed Julius Caesar after his conquering of Pompey the Great, but there are other Romans who are alarmed at the power and authority the great dictator is assuming. Among them are a leading citizen Cassius and the respected Marcus Brutus, a friend of Caesar. The consequences of their actions will soon throw the Republic into violent and bitter turmoil.
Shakespeare's greatest Roman tragedy breaks all conventional rules of drama, creating neither a clear-cut hero nor villain. Director Herbert Wise, who also directed the great BBC dramas I Claudius and Elizabeth R. brilliantly, conveys a world of personal and political conflict while allowing the play's chilling supernatural undercurrent to emerge.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Universal For All Classification (Suitable For All)