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Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe)
Soho/Tribeca
82

Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
19%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the Show

Shakespeare's epic tale of jealousy and betrayal is re-imagined as a modern-day coming-of-age story in Pocket Universe's all-female production.

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Member Reviews (32)

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Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Familiarity with play essential

See it if you like clever, intelligent, illuminating re-imagings of WS. Great staging. Strong acting. Riveting. Shakesp's words resonant, dazzle. .

Don't see it if you get confused by multiple role casting. Best to brush up on JC beforehand. In the intimate setting, you'll hear every well-spoken word. Read more

82
Clever, Entertaining, Intense, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare. You want a classic play performed by a company of classically trained actors.

Don't see it if You're unfamiliar w/the play:all actors play at least 2 roles, some right after the other w/few changes, so it can be confusing.

Critic Reviews (3)

July 7th, 2017

"It’s eye-opening to see this 'Julius Caesar' play out among rival teens in skirts and pigtails instead of polished politicians in Brooks Brothers...Young’s staging is particularly novel and creative...While Wolf as Cassius stood out most for her strong acting, it was Young’s innovation that provided the most intrigue...Pocket Universe seems to be onto something here. One got the feeling that this could be a workshop for a very intriguing and revelatory production."
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July 6th, 2017

“You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a more unique, inventive staging of Shakespeare's political drama…‘Julius Caesar’ has never been so potent, so moving, or so riveting. A cast as versatile and inventive as is this new staging certainly helps…When a production is so riveting that I have to remind myself it was written in 1599, that's what I call good theatre. Some of that is the Bard himself, but a good deal of credit also belongs to this brilliantly conceived production."
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July 3rd, 2017

“An interesting concept, though it isn’t particularly interesting to watch. Yet, the actresses are talented and have many intriguing and engaging moments…All of them deliver Shakespeare clearly and passionately…Each actress plays more than one role, and unfortunately, the clarity of who is playing which character is inconsistent...Overall the production is theatrically uninteresting…The main success is the integration of theme and the talented performances of the actresses.”
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