Angry man stands on stage with arm outstretched above his head holding a knife

Education Resources

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

Discover teaching ideas and lesson planning inspiration through our range of resources, activities and other supporting materials on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    Until 9 Sep 2017

  • Barbican Theatre


    24 Nov 2017 - 20 Jan 2018

  • In Cinemas

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 32 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

29 April, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Julius Caesar tells the story of a conspiracy against the Roman ruler, led by Cassius and Brutus, leading to the assassination of Caesar.

Exploring the motives and rationale behind people’s actions this play is a great way to explore social responsibility as well as lots of other themes including:

  • Justice
  • Power and Leadership
  • Morality 

There are so many different ways of exploring the text but you may find the following particularly useful in introducing the text:

In 2012, inspired by the RSC production, Tim Crouch wrote the play I, Cinna. You can see the full play below. 

I, Cinna focuses on the story of a minor character in Julius Caesar, called Cinna the Poet, who is killed because he has the same name as one of the conspirators. You can use the film as a stimulus to explore Julius Caesar in much more depth and further background, activities and discussion ideas are available to help you make the most of it.  

Watch I, Cinna