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Exploring Julius Caesar

Members say: Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Disappointing, Indulgent
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The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company presents a new take on the story of Julius Caesar, a modern-dress production subtitled 'An Anti-Violent Inspection of the Death Throes of Democracy.'

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Julius Caesar enters Rome as a hero beloved by the populace. First he triumphed over the Gauls, then he conquered the army of the Roman general Pompey. When the senators see how the citizens react to him—and his refusal to be crowned king—they consider Caesar a threat to Rome. Senator Cassius in particular has serious misgivings about Caesar's ambitions. Disaster threatens the Republic, but the cure may be worse than the disease. The last great generation of the Roman Republic was full of legendary people. What lessons can we learn from them?

 

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75
Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you are a Shakespeare fan; well done version; true to the script

Don't see it if you don't want to sit in a hot small theater; short videos not necessary to the story

75
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Indulgent, Great writing

See it if you are a fan of Shakespearean tragedy, esp. J.C., true to book, well delivered solliloqueys of Portia and M. Anthony, despite silly videos

Don't see it if you are turned off by gratuitous, silly modern video inserts, diverse casting not authentic to the roles, and no air conditioning mid-summer

60
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Slow

See it if you like Shakespeare and pared down versions of Julius Caesar in a small theater.

Don't see it if you want the full play, elaborate set and staging. The acting is a bit uneven, but there are some good performers in there.

50
Disappointing, Julius caesar in 90 minutes.

See it if You can stand to listen to another woman shrieking Marc Antony. You dont need sets. You like modern dress Shakespeare

Don't see it if You dont like mixed media in Shakespeare. Brutus shooting himself offends you.

45
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow, Dated

See it if you've always wanted the plot of a Shakespeare play explained to you in voiceover throughout the show so you can better understand it.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You're a Shakespeare fan and don't mind an abridged version, modern dress and a mostly bare set

Don't see it if Shakespeare isn't your cup of tea or you prefer it classically staged

75
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like Shakespeare and fairly good performances.

Don't see it if you don't like heavily abridged Shakespeare or multimedia

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90
Profound, Relevant, Riveting, Clear and concise shakespeare at its best

See it if You love shakespeare or you want to love his work, but don't always understand it.

Don't see it if you want fluff , laughs or music.

53
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You enjoy a mixed media approach to Shakespeare, and experimental choices, as well as reversal of gender roles

Don't see it if You enjoy traditional stagings, and selfish acting. As well as confusing, misguided directing choices.