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Stratford Shakespeare evening

3rd AC21 Research Festival

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CREATIVITY

Wednesday, 5th July 2006

6.10 Welcome: Professor Stuart Palmer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick
 
Shakespeare Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, in Henley Street, next to Shakespeare's Birthplace.

6.15 FREE Pre-Show Talk: Julius Caesar: Rhetoric, Politics and Decision-Making

Jonathan Bate CBE
Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
University
of Warwick

6.45 Free time for refreshments and to enjoy the surroundings

7.30 Performance of JULIUS CAESAR by the Royal Shakespeare Company,
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford.

Shakespeare's gripping political thriller explores the complexities of power as Caesar's assassination sees a nation descend into civil violence and instability, with the play portraying opposing dynamics of democracy and tyranny.

The earliest of Shakespeare's Roman plays, this gripping political thriller explores the complexities of power as Caesar's assassination sees a nation descend into civil violence and instability, with the play portraying opposing dynamics of democracy and tyranny.

This new production directed by Sean Holmes features a company of actors, headed by RSC Associate Director Gregory Doran. Julius Caesar is directed by Sean Holmes. James Hayes plays Julius Caesar, having most recently appeared in the Gunpowder Season. John Light plays Brutus. He appeared with the Company in The Seagull in 2000. Finbar Lynch plays Cassius. He appeared as Puck in Adrian Noble's 1994 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Running time :
The running time for Julius Caesar is 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval of 20 mins.

10.00 End of Performance