I wrote briefly on the Julius Caesar with a modern African setting that was directed by Gregory Doran (for which, q.v.). Since then, I've taught the film, written about it elsewhere, and used it as part of a few presentations.
And now, Patterson Joseph, the Brutus from that stage play and film, has written something of a memoir, autobiography, biography of that production, and critical work called Julius Caesar and Me: Exploring Shakespeare's African Play, and it's fascinating.
The first section is autobiographical—how Joseph became an actor. The second part provides a reading of the play itself—together with some historical context for the play in Africa. And the third (and longest) section provides a detailed history of Doran's production and Joseph's participation in it.
I'm giving you chapter four as a sample—it will provide a good flavor of the rest of the book.
The book is centered on a production history, but there are also many insights into the play—and, particularly, into the character of Brutus. I was particularly struck by these thoughts about Brutus' second scene (from page 63):
All in all, this was a fabulous book to read. It's very helpful in understanding Doran's production in depth, but that's not all it offers.