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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Julius Caesar (1908, William Ranous)

TitleJulius Caesar
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorWilliam Ranous
MediumBlack & white video
Length10 mins
Play ConnectionsJulius Caesar (abridgment)


A one-reel Vitagraph film produced by J. Stuart Blackton when pioneering filmmakers were seeking ways to translate Shakespeare into the idiom of popular culture. The gap between modern technology and subject matter remained wide enough to allow Shakespeare in. Professor Ball reports that fragments of the film remain in the Library of Congress in paper film-strips

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

AntonyWilliam Ranous

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorWilliam Ranous

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell