"Julius Caesar

What It Is Like Directing A Shakespearean Masterpiece

Phillip Othen | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Entertainment

Perhaps it’s always a good time to put on Shakespeare’s Rome plays, as themes of power, betrayal and leadership are never out of vogue. But in the...

Robert Harris Caps Cicero Trilogy With Astonishing Dictator

Philip White | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Philip White

For those unfamiliar with the first two volumes, Imperium and Conspirata, Harris's three-parter tells the story of the great Roman advocate and orator Cicero, whose speaking skills were so convincing that he became only the second man who was neither a military commander or nobleman to win the consulship.

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

Nine Shocking Political Backstabbings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

There's nothing like a political coup, but politicians have over the centuries shown they are just as likely to knife a member of their own side as th...

RSC's African Caesar - A Production With Flying Colours

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 20.02.2013 | Home
Annie Martirosyan

It is a wonder how natural Shakespeare's timeless language gushes from the mouths of the "black Romans" in semi-modernised costumes. If Julius Caesar were the only play the phenomenal Gregory Doran had ever directed, he would still contend for the title of the best Shakespeare director ever.

Black Actor White Script?

David McAlmont | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Award winning actor and writer Cyril Nri and I are cogitating thus because an actor we know, one decorated by Her Majesty for services to British acting and star of a hit US series, has had his remarks, regarding slim-pickings for black actors, turned into this broadsheet headline, "David Harewood: as a black actor there are very few roles for me in Britain".