William Shakespeare’s captivating portrayal of the 44 BC conspiracy against Julius Caesar sits among a group of his plays that deal with true accounts of Roman history, including Coriolanus and Anthony And Cleopatra.
The play explores Marcus Brutus’ historically significant decision to turn against his close friend, Julius Caesar, largely as a result of Senator Caius Cassius’ manipulation and ill intent. In spite of dark premonitions and murderous threats, Caesar goes to the Capitol where conspirators are waiting with sharpened blades.
This poignant adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama is among many of his plays to be adapted by the BBC as a full-length audio play, introduced by the former director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre. Once again, this gripping production demonstrates the broadcasting company’s consistent ability to revamp the great playwright’s extensive array of classics, making them accessible and entertaining for modern audiences.
Gerard Murphy, Stella Gonet and Nicholas Ferrell star in this tumultuous tale of severed loyalty, psychological struggle and conflicting demands, breathing new life to a play that was written over four hundred years ago.
Julius Caesar is now available for you to download as a high quality MP3 audiobook from AudioGo, the home of BBC audiobooks.