Corin Redgrave played Octavius Caesar in 1972 for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brutus in 1986 at the Young Vic, London, and Julius Caesar in 1996 at Houston's Alley Theatre. Here he skilfully blends the history, the play and his experience of performance to fashion an astute and penetrating view of Shakespeare's most public of plays.
Shakespeare's work is important in shaping our language and character. The enduring popularity and success of Shakespearean productions in theatre and on film is a truly international and cross-cultural phenomenon. The aim of the Actors on Shakespeare series is to provide a unique and accessible contemporary commentary to each of the plays via top-class actors who have performed in them.