Filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani spent six months following rehearsals for a production of Julius Caesar by inmates of the Roman maximum security prison Rebibbia. Their film demonstrates how the universality of Shakespeare’s language helps the actors to understand their roles and immerse themselves in the bard’s interplay of friendship and betrayal, power, dishonesty and violence. Introduced by Dr Erica Sheen and Dr Nicoletta Asciutto (University of York).
Dirs: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani (2012). In Italian; English subtitles. 77 min.
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