Julius Caesar – FREE Film Screening
The BBC film of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘Julius Caesar’ has been announced as the third in the GREAT Campaign and British Council ‘Shakespeare o a Tshela’ free Shakespeare film screening series at Maitisong, part of the Shakespeare Lives project. The film will be shown on the big screen in Maitisong at 2pm on Saturday, February 27th.
The theatrical production was lavished with praise during its run in 2012; The New Yorker described the ensemble as ‘extraordinary’, while the UK’s Daily Telegraph exhorted audiences to “Hail this brutal and bloody Caesar”.
Featuring a black cast, ‘Julius Caesar’ tells the tragic tale of a plot to assassinate the Roman leader of the title, and the horrifying consequences faced by the group of conspirators. Set in a modern-day fictional African country, this production asks poignantly relevant contemporary questions about power, responsibility and democracy.
Listen to the audio trailer :
‘Julius Caesar’ is the third in a series of four Shakespeare films screened for free in Maitisong from November to March – the other three titles are the Globe theatre’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’; another film of a production from Shakespeare’s Globe, ‘Twelfth Night’; and the first film in the series, screened in December 2015, ‘Macbeth’, starring Patrick Stewart.
For more information about Shakespeare Lives, please visit the project page here.