Monday, 19 June 2017

Two Protesters Disrupt ‘Julius Caesar’ in Central Park - The New York Times

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"The assassination of Caesar is part of the script of the play, which was written 418 years ago by William Shakespeare; the choice to depict the title character as akin to President Trump is part of a long history of productions of the play that have used the text to explore contemporary politics."

(Via. Two Protesters Disrupt ‘Julius Caesar’ in Central Park - The New York Times)

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As usual, the Guildford Shakespeare Company have produced a mind-blowing production.

From Review: Guildford Shakespeare Company's Julius Caesar - Essential Surrey

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To be in the audience for this production is to be very much part of the proceedings;

From Review of Julius Caesar - Guildford Shakespeare Company

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The audience are given placards and encouraged to chant their support for the dictator Caesar in a stage-managed rally where protestors are violently ejected.

From Julius Caesar review at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

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Jack Wharrier as Mark Anthony is magnificent; he delivers the speech that turns the mob against the conspirators with such passion that “Brutus is an honourable man”, at first a compliment, becomes spitting irony and rabble-rousing rhetoric.

From Review: Guildford Shakespeare Company's Julius Caesar - Essential Surrey

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Brutus, played by Johanne Murdock in this gender-neutral production, is powerful in the second half as the commander of the conspirators’ army


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