Podcast: Phyllida Lloyd On Julius Caesar

Acclaimed theatre and film director Phyllida Lloyd drops by to talk to Sam about the theatrical release of her acclaimed production of Julius Caesar.

The Donmar Warehouse presents the first part of Phyllida Lloyd’s Shakespeare Trilogy in cinemas, which has been described by The Observer as “one of the most important theatrical events of the last twenty years”.

“Lloyd’s account of Julius Caesar seethes with menace, and here the prison setting makes perfect sense” – Evening Standard ★★★★★

Julius Caesar depicts the catastrophic consequences of a political leader’s extension of his powers beyond the remit of the constitution. As Brutus (Harriet Walter) wrestles with his moral conscience over the assassination of Julius Caesar (Jackie Clune), Mark Antony (Jade Anouka) manipulates the crowd through his subtle and incendiary rhetoric to frenzied mob violence.

Phyllida Lloyd transforms her tense, arresting production of Shakespeare’s famous discourse on power, loyalty and tragic idealism into a gripping version for screen.

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