The Roman Plays

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Number of Discs
4
Release Date
13/09/2019
Studio
Opus Arte
format
DVD / Box Set
Duration
725
Certificate UK
E

Collection of Shakespeare's plays set in Rome. 'Coriolanus' (2017) is set around the drama that unfolds on the battlefield around Caius Martius Coriolanus (Sope Dirisu), an ambitious, fearless soldier who doesn't want to be a leader, even after his mother uses her influence to get him into a position of power. In 'Julius Caesar' (2017), Andrew Woodall assumes the title role as he triumphantly returns to Rome following the war against Pompey. However, with some senators fearing that too much power is held by one man, Caius Cassius (Martin Hutson) secretly plans to have Caesar assassinated. 'Antony and Cleopatra' (2017) follows the love affair between the Roman general Marc Antony (Antony Byrne) and the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra (Josette Simon) which had destructive consequences for the ancient world. Finally, in 'Titus Andronicus' (2017), David Troughton plays the role of the Roman army general who sacrifices the eldest son of Tamora Queen of the Goths (Nia Gwynne) to avenge his sons who were killed in war. Tamora plots her own scheme for revenge while Titus refuses to become the new emperor, a decision which has tragic consequences.

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Director: Angus Jackson
Director: Iqbal Khan
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Writer: William Shakespeare
Music: Mira Calix
Music: Laura Mvula
Music: Tim Sutton
Actor: Sope Dirisu
Actor: Charles Aitken
Actor: James Corrigan
Actor: Tony Boncza
Actor: Bally Gill
Actor: Andrew Woodall
Actor: Marcello Walton
Actor: Alex Waldmann
Actor: Hannah Morrish
Actor: Martin Hutson
Actor: Antony Byrne
Actor: Josette Simon
Actor: Patrick Drury
Actor: Waleed Elgadi
Actor: Anthony Ofoegbu
Actor: David Troughton
Actor: Nia Gwynne
Actor: David Burnett
Actor: Kristin Atherton
Actor: Joseph Adelakun

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
The Roman Plays|Sope Dirisu
Colour
Colour
Region
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Catalogue Number
OA1295BD
Extras 2
Language(s):English, Subtitles:English, InteractiveMenu, Screenratio1:1.78, LPCMStereo,DTS5.1

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