Roman Plays Box Set: RSC, Blu-ray (2019)
A thrilling collection of four of the playwright’s most gripping plays: Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus. Filmed live in Stratford-upon-Avon and played out on an epic shared stage, this extraordinary collection exposes the decadence, politics, power play and corruption of Ancient Rome, charting the decline of an empire from birth to eventual implosion.
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Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in April 2017
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy.
Caesar returns from war, an all-conquering hero, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. As the politics of spin and betrayal turn to violence, the race to claim Rome spirals out of control.Antony and Cleopatra
Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in May 2017
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty.
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in July 2017
Blanche McIntyre directs this chillingly contemporary Titus Andronicus.
Titus has returned from a brutal 10-year war having lost 21 sons in battle. Betrayed by his nation, and with his family in pieces, a series of bloody events follows as he and Tamora, Queen of the Goths begin a violent cycle of revenge. Rape, cannibalism, mutilation and murder are the gruesome tools in Shakespeare’s bloodiest play.
Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in October 2017
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare's war play.
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.
★ ★ ★ ★
'Everything about this production feels right'
Guardian on Julius Caesar
★ ★ ★ ★
‘This Antony & Cleopatra is the best I’ve ever seen’
Evening Standard on Antony and Cleopatra
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘A sharp, confident and imaginative modern-dress reading’
Evening Standard on Titus Andronicus
★ ★ ★ ★
‘Sope Dirisu is a formidable stage-filling presence’
The Stage on Coriolanus
Running time: Julius Caesar 163 minutes + 11 minutes of extras
Running time: Antony and Cleopatra 184 minutes + 11 minutes of extras
Running time: Titus Andronicus 172 minutes + 14 minutes of extras
Running time: Coriolanus 164 minutes + 6 minutes of extras
Region: 0 (Region Free)
Number of discs: 4
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