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    Shakespeare's Julius Caesar out on DVD in December

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    Many people like the bard, certainly the Royal Shakespeare Company does, so who better to produce a version of it for DVD than they.

    Arriving on 4th December, courtesy of distributor Illuminations, we have Julius Caesar. Written of course by the great William Shakespeare, this political thriller is directed by newly appointed RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

    Shot on location and in the RSC’s theatre in Stratford, this features the original cast of a thrilling stage production which includes distinguished black actors such as Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Jeffery Kissoon as Julius Caesar, Cyril Nri as Cassius, and Ray Ferguson as Mark Antony.

    After its run at the RSC and nationally, Julius Caesar transfers mid November to the Moscow Arts Theatre and will be the first full scale RSC production to perform in Russia since 1967. The tour is a legacy of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012.

    The DVD has a runtime of 191 minutes, and also contains The Making of Julius Caesar documentary, featuring key cast and crew interviews. The recommended retail price will be £17.99.

    Synopsis, if you need one, follows...

    This is a fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy as well as a love story united by an explosive act of political violence between two men.

    Set in post-independence Africa, this film parallels the recent overthrow of dictators during the Arab Spring as it explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath.

    Produced for the BBC, the film was broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season to celebrate London 2012.

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