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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Giulio Cesare (1911, Enrico Guazzoni)

TitleGiulio Cesare
Release LocationsItaly
DirectorEnrico Guazzoni
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 2 mins
Play ConnectionsJulius Caesar (derivative)


Except for part five, which depicts the assassination of Caesar, this film is more indebted to Plutarch's Lives than it is to Shakespeare. It remains important, however, as an example of the highly influential Italian art film. Director Enrico Guazzoni's interest in film spectacle, which peaked with his 1912 Quo Vadis, attracted world wide attention. He was especially interested in literary adaptations

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

Julius CaesarAmleto Novelli
CastGianna Gonzales-Terribili

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorEnrico Guazzoni
ProducerGeorge Kleine

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell