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Julius Caesar (BBC Schools, 1960)

Before I viewed this schools production of Shakespeare’s political drama, my (uninformed) sense was that such dramas made specifically for classroom viewing were under-funded and by and large unimaginative. But that is far from the case with this intelligent, pacey, handsomely shot modern dress production. Indeed, Ronald Eyre’s 1960 staging achieves a good deal more than either the BBC’s comparatively conventional studio production in togas of the previous year or the 1964 outside broadcast of the National Youth Theatre’s ‘teddy boy’ Julius Caesar. Continue reading

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Emitron camera at Alexandra Palace