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Shakespeare Writing Julius Caesar (1907, Georges Méliès)

TitleShakespeare Writing Julius Caesar
Release LocationsFrance
DirectorGeorges Méliès
Length5 mins
Play ConnectionsJulius Caesar (derivative)


Another "Shakespeare" film by the innovative movie genius, Georges Méliès (1861-1938). In this one he portrays Shakespeare penning Julius Caesar, a self-referential gesture that perhaps revealed an unconscious deference to the spoken and written word. From the beginning, movie makers have exhibited this uneasiness about visualizing the Bard's works

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

ShakespeareGeorges Méliès

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorGeorges Méliès

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell