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The Assassination


An adaptation of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," this classic tale recounts the life and subsequent death of one of history's greatest conquerors.



Air Dates

  • First Run - April 20, 1976
  • Repeat - May 10, 1977
  • Repeat - May 6, 1979





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7 Responses to Episode 0471

Excellent rendition of Shakespeare's classic Julius Caesar. The characters were distinct and the dialogue was clear and well written. Much more fun than reading it aloud from a book in high school.


Excellently done. Couldn't stop listening to it.


I agree with Jeff that it was much more fun that reading it aloud from a book in high school. A good adaptation from what I remember of the original (it's been a few years).


While multitudes are celebrating Caesar’s military victories, the envious Cassius is gradually convincing Brutus that Caesar’s life must be sacrificed for the common good. The fatal deed is planned for the Ides of March, and, despite a soothsayer’s warning and his wife Calpurnia’s dream, Caesar goes to the senate and is murdered. At Caesar’s funeral, the fallen leader’s henchman, Marc Antony, sways the crowds, and then sets out with an army to defeat the fleeing forces of Cassius and Brutus.


Fabulous back story/news item! I'm listening to one of these tonight. I listen at bedtime.


HAIL CAESAR!!! Great adaptation by Ian Martin. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this episode. The velvety voice of Norman Rose always makes any story extra special to listen to.

Eric Templeton

It is a great episode, full of trumpets and good dialogue. I always favor the “historical” episodes.

Scooter D & the Greens

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