Highlights include The Red Knight from Morte d'Arthur in 2010, his armour formed over plaster and fibreglass and Julius Caesar's ghost
from 2009 where blood-soaked stab wounds had to match up with other costumes.
The appearance of Caesar's ghost
later in the scene rattled him, however.
The emotional heart of the play's battle-weary second half was also affecting, in Troughton's scenes with the lean and hungry Cassius (John Mackay), his transparent turmoil and then his death, cleverly done here at the vengeful hands of Caesar's ghost
In the final scene, for example, the ghost appeared, clutching the hand of the soldier who steadied the sword upon which Brutus impaled himself; and, in the last moment of the play, it was Caesar's ghost
who offered the crown to a reluctant Octavius.
I've seen the play a number of times, but I'd forgotten that Caesar's ghost
appers twice in the second half.
The speaker proves to be Caesar's ghost
, who requests from the playwright a better replica than the classic three words assigned to him.
The night before the battle Caesar's ghost
appeared to Brutus in his tent and announced that they would meet at Philippi.
appeared not only in Brutus's tent but also twice on the battlefield at Philippi, and each time he assumed the same stance: extending his arms like a martyr on the cross as first Cassius and then Brutus died prostrate at his feet.
While Brutus's reading isn't a communal activity, his reaction to Caesar's ghost
is one that playgoers are in a position to share.