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Julius Caesar (New Victory Theater)

Members say: Clever, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Enchanting
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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3 reviews
 

New Victory Theater presents The Acting Company's mounting of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, a history-spanning production that leaps from ancient Rome to a present-day war-torn nation. 

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Tackling essential questions about the balance of ambition, personal loyalty, and love of country, Shakespeare’s timeless political masterpiece has never been more relevant. Through the story of Julius Caesar, a rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies, audiences witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating. Running in repertory with 'X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation.'

 

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Reviews (5)

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78
Avg Score

80
The New York Times

“The most jarring element in the production, otherwise smoothly directed by Devin Brain, is the decision to shift from swords to rifles, from sandals to combat boots, over the course of the play. Unfortunately, fatigues are by now a cliché in Shakespearean war dramas. But then you may be reminded that many of the theatergoers are young, and this visual device is an efficient way to indicate what’s going on without overexplaining...This double bill rewards alert teens and jaded adults alike.” Full Review

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CurtainUp

"Considering the youth of the cast, it is well-acted and robustly directed by Devin Brain...While this production successfully pulled in the audience, it doesn't fully synch the props and costumes with the play...It's as if the director couldn't decide just what era to set this 'Julius Caesar' in...The ultra-streamlined text did at times make it difficult to make sense of the play's frenzied action...What this production lacks in grandeur, it makes up for in enthusiasm." Full Review

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81
Avg Score

100
Absorbing, Clever, Epic, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if You want to be on the edge of your seat

Don't see it if You can't stand Shakespeare dialogue

88
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love a good old play from a long time agi

Don't see it if You're a heathen

50
Intense, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like fighting

Don't see it if you hate blood