Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar’s death at the hands of friends and fellow politicians. Renaissance writers disagreed over the assassination, seeing Brutus, a leading conspirator, as either hero or villain. Shakespeare’s play keeps this debate alive.
This new unabridged audio recording of the well-respected edition of Shakespeare's classic—expertly produced by the Folger Theatre—is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.
Listen to a sample of the recording below and buy the audio as a CD or a download.
Julius Caesar—Todd Scofield
Mark Antony—Zach Appelman
Calpurnia—Julie Ann Elliott
Octavius Caesar—William Vaughn
All other parts were played by members of the company.
Eric Shimelonis—Sound Design and Music Composition
Katharine Pitt—Production Assistant
David Polk—General Manager
Adam Stamper at Omega Recording Studios—Recording and Engineering
Michael Witmore—Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
Janet Alexander Griffin—Artistic Producer
Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine—Editors, Folger Editions
Music performed by Rebecca Sheir, vocals; Doug Wilson, trumpet; and Eric Shimelonis, strings, piano, and percussion.
Special Acknowledgements: Tony Cisek, Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, Shannon Follin, Charles Flye, Mariah Hale, Jim Hunter, Casey Dean Kaleba, Michele Osherow, Rebekah Sheffer, Emily Tartanella, Teresa Wood
In partnership with Simon & Schuster Audio