Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe)
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Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe)
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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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975 Reviews | 341 Followers
90
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

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
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.

441 Reviews | 112 Followers
95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want a bold and innovative presentation showing the dangers of self-absorption, following, and delusion

Don't see it if "walk-up" apartment is only something you can only imagine on the BIG Bang Theory and the Honeymooners.

302 Reviews | 105 Followers
69
Ambitious, Great staging, Slow

See it if You have a friend in the cast. You want to support small theatre. You enjoy engaging stage pictures.

Don't see it if You hate background noise (thumps from the ceiling 50% of show). Want consistent quality. Get confused by actors playing multiple characters

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if well acted Shakespeare, done very by the 6 women. fun staging and movement

Don't see it if you don't know the story very well; may be hard to keep track of differetn characters

125 Reviews | 42 Followers
67
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if If you know your sheakspeare

Don't see it if You want an modernized version

122 Reviews | 22 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a fresh take on Shakespeare. Setting Julius Caesar in a girl's school made for some beautiful moments. Cassius was excellent.

Don't see it if You want your Shakespeare in traditional dress and settings. There were no battle scenes.

96 Reviews | 27 Followers
90
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you like different interpretations of Shakespeare, while still keeping with and understanding the original point of the play.

Don't see it if you disagree with any, even minuscule changes to the script.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theater Pizzazz
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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Stage Buddy
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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Times Square Chronicles
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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