Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Julius Caesar (1911, G. W. Jones)

TitleJulius Caesar
Release LocationsGB
DirectorG. W. Jones
Length10 mins
Play ConnectionsJulius Caesar (abridgment)


This film is one of three recordings of stage productions at the Stratford Memorial Theatre performed by the F.R. Benson acting company. Actual photography and film production seem to have been the work of the Co-Operative Cinematograph Company of Sir William ("Will") G. Barker (1867-1951), an important figure in the early British film industry. Barker is the man who paid Sir Herbert B. Tree the unheard-of sum of £1,000 for a single day's work on Henry VIII. The movie also illustrates again the close ties between British film and theatre in its infancy

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

CaesarGuy B. Rathbone
Mark AntonyF. R. Benson
CalphurniaNora Lancaster
BrutusMurray Carrington
CassiusEric Maxim
PortiaLady Constance Benson

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorG. W. Jones
Stage DirectorF. R. Benson

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell