Clement Hamelin

(1893-1957) Some of these actors have simply disappeared from view. The only piece of information that Shakespeare & the Players could discover about Hamelin was that he was a character actor in films; even the date of his birth was difficult to track down.Read more

Stanley Lathbury

(1873-?) Stanley Lathbury first appeared on stage in 1895 when he joined the company of Sarah Thorne at Margate; in the next two years he appeared in almost one hundred parts while still at Margate. His career in Shakespeare began in earnest in 1909 when he was engaged by Gerald Lawrence and Fay Davis who opened their Shakespeare season on April 12 at the Royal Court Theatre, London. After that season – and many other engagements, often in the cityRead more

Julius Caesar

The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones (3.2). Caesar’s assassination is just the halfway point of Julius Caesar. The first part of the play leads to his death; the second portrays the consequences. As the action begins, Rome prepares for Caesar‘s¬†triumphal entrance. Brutus,¬†Caesar’s friend and ally, fears that Caesar will become king, destroying the republic. Cassius and others convince Brutus to join a conspiracy to kill Caesar. On the day ofRead more