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Movie or TV Productions

1953 Movie

Julius Caesar, with Marlon Brando as Mark Antony.

1970 Movie

Julius Caesar, with Charlton Heston as Mark Antony.

1979 Movie

BBC Television Shakespeare version of Julius Caesar.

Videos

Marlon Brando as Antony

A young Marlon Brando, one of the greatest actors of all time, delivers Antony's speech, one of the greatest in all of literature.

Audios

Supercool if you can make this work…

These are recorded rehearsals of Welles’ production of Julius Caesar, as well as a treasure trove of other bits from the The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio drama featuring the drama company Orson Welles and John Housman founded in the 1930s.

Images

Manga Shakespeare Cover Art

Check out the cover art for Manga Shakespeare's graphic adaptation of Julius Caesar.  We love how the illustration seems to draw its inspiration from Cassius's famous description of Caesar: "he doth bestride the narrow world / Like a Colossus, and we petty men / Walk under his huge legs and peep about / To find ourselves dishonourable graves"(1.2.10) – even while it adapts Shakespeare's setting (ancient Rome) to a futuristic city state.

Documents

John Wilkes Booth's Diary

Check out excerpts from John Wilkes Booth's diary, where the infamous assassin (and professional actor) paints himself as an American hero and compares himself to Brutus after shooting President Abraham Lincoln.

Online Text of the Play

MIT's online edition of Julius Caesar.

Other

Biography of Julius Caesar

Want to know more about the historical figure Julius Caesar?  Check out PBS's Caesar biography.

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