Resources for Julius Caesar

This page is for the cast and crew of Julius Caesar to more easily access background resources and information that might be useful – it’s mostly a series of links:

Here’s the official Southside Blog – I am hoping all the cast and crew will contribute something: http://southsideplayers.wordpress.com/category/julius-caesar/

Here’s the Southside YouTube channel www.youtube.com/southsideplayers

Here’s the link to the Today programme clip

First up that blog post by Paul Mason!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/paulmason/2011/02/twenty_reasons_why_its_kicking.html

2nd up some information on the Battle of Phillipi  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Philippi

If you are one of the many who die in Julius Caesar you may enjoy this:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2011/nov/02/what-makes-good-stage-death?CMP=twt_fd

Please note that although I have been a proponent (as some of you know) of the Yves Klein blue thing I won’t be asking anyone to do that one – or for that matter point no. 5!

60 Minutes with Shakespeare

Here’s another one – you have to sign up and then they send you an access link to a wide variety of interviews and blogs about Shakespeare:

60minuteswithShakespeare.com

Tunisian bloggers (Arab Spring)

Some interesting stuff about Tunisian bloggers/activists now running in the elections – esp useful for female conspirators (Brutus/Cassius etc)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/22/tunisian-elections-bloggers

RSC Open Stages

http://www.rsc.org.uk/explore/projects/open-stages/

An interesting article in the Guardian about arts/theatre/politics – esp useful to those giving warnings

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2011/nov/03/wide-universal-theatre-change-world-maybe

If you are playing one of the soldiers/named military characters in the second half and have a bit of time on your hands you might find this book useful (and enjoyable)

The Junior Officers Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Junior-Officers-Reading-Club-Fighting/dp/1846141869

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this factual tale of army life now.

And if anyone is suffering from stage fright, here’s something Mr Rossi found posted on twitter:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32321544/RESULTS.pdf

Re Casca’s reaction to the storm and reporting of lion in street – here is a Guardian piece about reports on twitter during this summer’s London riots of a tiger in Primrose Hill that had escaped from the zoo:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/interactive/2011/dec/07/london-riots-twitter

Map of how to get to the bit of the school you need to be in!  Also for Caterpillar rehearsals – just walk PAST the main gate down Boundaries Road, go under the bridge and the Caterpillar Nursery is just there on your right.

Tongue twisters so far:

Sidney Sheldon stuck six thick sticks into sixty-six ricks

The skunk sat on the stump, the skunk thunk the stump stunk, the stump thunk the skunk stunk.

If a canny cannibal can cram caramel into a camel, how much caramel can a canny canibal cram into a camel?

and donated by my friend Cheryl:

Thermos flasks and sandwiches, thermos flasks and sausages, thermos flasks and mixed biscuits. Flasks, flasks, flasks, always thermos flasks at picnics.

and some more:

She chops chips in a chic fish and chip shop

A really frugal rural ruler’s mural

 

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One Response to Resources for Julius Caesar

  1. amy says:

    thanks for all the resources Deb. lots to read over the weekend!

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