From April to June 2012, Shakespeare’s Globe brought theatre companies from around the world to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 languages. The Globe to Globe season was part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
Julius Caesar is no longer available but you can still see some of the Globe to Globe plays featured on The Space.
JULIUS CAESAR – GIULIO CESARE
Performed in Italian by the Compagnia Itermini of Rome.
(with scene description in English)
Compagnia Itermini was founded in 2002 by Andrea Baracco, director and adaptor of this production.
Swayed by the charismatic Cassius into believing Caesar wants to turn Rome into a monarchy, Marcus Brutus is talked into an assassination plot. In spite of the conspirators’ claims that they acted for Rome, Mark Anthony rouses the people to banish the killers from the city, leading to a bloody war in this contemporary reimagining of the Roman story.
PRINCIPAL CAST AND CREDITS
Brutus: Giandomenico Cupaiuolo
Cassius: Roberto Manzi
Mark Anthony: Gabriele Portoghese
Portia: Livia Castiglioni
Director: Andrea Baracco
Adaptation: Vincenzo Manna and Andrea Baracco
Production: 369gradi and Lungta Film