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National Theatre Live in HD
A modern twist on Shakespeare’s classic drama of politics and betrayal, starring Ben Whishaw (Skyfall).
“Visceral and politically urgent.” —The Guardian
“It’s impossible not to get swept away. This is blockbuster theater.” —Variety
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) take up their knives in this up-to-the-minute modern twist on the Bard’s drama of politics and betrayal.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, Marc Antony (an electrifying David Morissey) stirs the crowd, and civil war erupts on the streets of the capitol. This populist production of history’s most popular play about populism casts you as the populace. Nicholas Hytner’s in-the-round take on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar replaces the stalls with a promenade area in which the audience mills about and fills in as the people of Rome. Runtime: 3h
Please note that Julius Caesar will contain strobe lighting.
National Theatre Live (NT Live) delivers the best of British theater to cinemas around the world. Stage performances are captured live in front of an audience at London’s National Theatre and its collaborating companies. The shows are then broadcast (live and time-delayed) in high definition across Europe and America.