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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Julius Caesar (1964, Michael Croft)

TitleJulius Caesar
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Croft
Length1 hrs, 20 mins
Play ConnectionsJulius Caesar (teleplay)


A recording of a modern dress performance by the National Youth Theatre. The production first opened at the Queen's Theatre in 1960, was revived at Sadler's Wells, and was then taken on an extensive European tour. In its relentless efforts to make Shakespeare's play relevant to contemporary politics, it became known as the "Teddy Bear Caesar," a reference to a certain type of aimless thug then fashionable in London, early "Punk," one might say

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

CastGiles Block
CastNeil Stacy

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Croft
ProducerJohn Vernon

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell