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Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Julius Caesar, RSC, to be screened on BBC4, Sunday 24 June, 8pm

Cut and pasted from the RSC's website:

BBC Four will be broadcasting the filmed version of our current production of Julius Caesar on Sunday 24 June at 8pm.

The production, directed by Artistic Director Designate Gregory Doran and set in modern Africa, opened in Stratford-upon-Avon this month to four and five-star reviews.

The show was filmed on location in London during the initial rehearsal period, with additional recording during two Stratford performances.

The completed film will be broadcast on BBC Four as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Season for the Cultural Olympiad.

Full story here:

Find out more about Julius Caesar including videos, photos of the cast and a synopsis of the play here:

Cut and pasted from an email from Whatsonstage:

The dictator must be assassinated. But who will replace him?

As Rome struggles to choose between tyranny and mob rule, three men must decide between public duty and private will.

A new production of Julius Caesar transposes Shakespeare’s great political thriller to modern day Africa.

Julius Caesar is directed by Gregory Doran, recently announced as RSC Artistic Director Designate. The company includes Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Cyril Nri as Cassius, Ray Fearon as Mark Anthony and Jeffery Kissoon as Caesar.

Watch Gregory Doran and the cast talking about why the play works so well in an African setting:

Did you know?
Nelson Mandela's favourite quote from Shakespeare comes from Julius Caesar - 'Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.' He marked this passage in the Robben Island 'Bible' - the Complete Works of Shakespeare which had been smuggled into Robben Island prison disguised as a religious book.
Tags: bbc, shakespeare, theatre, tv
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