Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar - Act III, Scene 2 - The Forum Scene.

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  • Details
  • Release year - 1945
  • Director - Henry Cass
  • Production company - G.B. Instructional, Theatrecraft Ltd
  • Producer - Sydney Box
  • Cinematographer - Ernest Palmer
  • Composer - Ben Frankel
  • Editor - Julian Wintle
  • Sound recording - George Burgess, L. Clark
  • Musical director - Muir Mathieson
  • Performers - Felix Aylmer (Marcus Brutus), Leo Genn (Marcus Antonius), John Slater (Mob), Emrys Jones (Mob), Frederick Cooper (Mob), Ben Williams (Mob), Grace Allardyce (Mob), Arthur Hambling (Mob), Sydney Monckton (Mob)
  • Production Design - Compton Bennet
  • Music Played By - London Symphony Orchestra
  • Associate Producer - Knox Laing
  • Art Director - James Carter
  • Costume - Dorothy Sinclair
  • Make-up - Nell Taylor
  • Running time (minutes) - 18 mins 36 secs

Original description

Forum Scene

'The above excerpts* from Shakespeare have been filmed in order to enable those who have no opportunity of attending performances of Shakespearean plays in a theatre to see how the various parts are played by leading English actors and actresses.'

(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)

* Refers also to companion piece, Macbeth.

Did you know?

  • Actor John Slater, seen in this film as a member of the mob, also features as the narrator and worker in Each For All.
  • In 1935-1936, Leo Genn (here playing Mark Antony) had starred in a production of 'Julius Caesar' at the Old Vic Theatre, London, which was also directed by Henry Cass. Felix Aylmer also features in British Council film Macbeth (1945) as the Doctor.

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