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Julius Caesar

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever

About the show

Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May present one of Shakespeare's most political works, based on historical events surrounding the conspiracy against the Roman leader and the ensuing civil war. More…

In this brutal re-imagining, director Chris Rivera brings audiences to an apocalyptic Rome: the last glimmer of civilization surrounded by a world in ruin; a city where citizens starve and senators serve as assassins; where tyrants rule with an iron fist, and are repaid by the grace of a friendly knife. Watch as honorable men become the very thing they set out to stop, while a few carefully chosen words let slip the dogs of war.


Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever
81
Avg Score

81
This refreshing take on will's classic puts brutus at center; as refocused “the tragedy of marcus brutus,” is much more interesting than “the death of julius caesar”

See it if brings new depth 2 Brutus as combo idealist/warrior; graphically shows how political violence he unleashes can’t be put back in bottle

Don't see it if several misses: symbolic fighting 2nd Act unconvincing; Caesar not enuf of foil 2 Brutus/see below

Also In my view, this version of Julius Caesar (JC) - which humanizes Brutu... Read more Read less

82
Visceral, Accessible, Absorbing

See it if You like Shakespeare up close and intimate. Good ensemble performances. Enthusiastic and exciting.

Don't see it if You like your Caesar in a toga. There's a lot of blood and war dance in place of battle. Unconventional set (distressed sheet rock wall).

Also I liked this production for it's intensity. Too often, Julius Caesar i... Read more Read less

78
Shakespeare's famous 'roman play' is way too long, 2000-outdoor prod/shakespeare in the park, Starry cast: jeffrey wright (marc antony) & david mccallum (title role), Weather (t-storm/downpour) preceded perf, Overrated

See it if What I recall most about the show was the Set which used a black rubberized flooring which proved especially dangerous after the RAIN.

Don't see it if If U don't like watching actors fight to keep their footing on a slick stage, even Marc Antony made a pirouette at one point to stay upright

82
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy seeing re-imaginations of classic shows

Don't see it if You do not like change in classic shows

72
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like on-target modern versions of Shakespeare, including gender-swapping -- Marc Antony is a woman-- and Caesar-Trump in the nude.

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare "straight" and prefer to make your own connections to today's politics instead of having it spelled out for you.

90
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if If you can stand in line for tickets or win the daily lottery.

Don't see it if If out door Theater is your thing or if you need an intermission.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Must see

See it if you fear for the future of democracy

Don't see it if you think Soros pays the protesters

70
Epic, Intense, Violent, Great acting

See it if The acting and language was great, the story lacked as the war is a large part of the play. Not my favorite of Shakespeare's.

Don't see it if If you don't like death, violence, and political based storylines. Take place in ancient Rome.

95
Absorbing, Epic

See it if You are at all interested in history, especially Elizabethan and Roman. It explores both the personal and the political, and nails both.

Don't see it if you have trouble with the English language; there is a lot to comprehend here. Actually, do see it. You'll be overwhelmed, but learn a lot.

80
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Profound, Dated

See it if You're a true fan of Shakespeare and you love that era.

Don't see it if You have a difficult time processing the language.

71
Clever, Confusing, Dated, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you like Shakespeare, you like great writing and you want to watch history

Don't see it if you only watch musicals

40
Dated, Overrated, Intense, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You love Shakespeare and his plays.

Don't see it if You don't like historical shows.

88
Funny, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You like Caesar salads and conspiracies.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare's writing style or Julius Caesar in general.

85
Confusing, Dated, Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You can stand old english

Don't see it if You can't stand old english

95
Absorbing, Masterful, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a well-crafted mix of both political and personal drama

Don't see it if You dislike long shows or if this is your first experience with Shakespeare.

90
Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You love Shakespeare and movement work.

Don't see it if You don't like People messing with Shakespeare

85
Profound, Intelligent, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like conspiracy and historical plays.

Don't see it if You don't like to see blood.

74
Ambitious, Cliched, Great acting, Indulgent, Resonant

See it if You are a fan of the play or the story.

Don't see it if You want something hilarious or mindless.

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you're a big Shakespeare farn

Don't see it if Shakspearian language is off-putting to you

80
Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like Shakespeare

Don't see it if You don't like history

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Epic, Great writing

See it if You love the classics.

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding Shakespeare.

100
Entertaining, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like Shakespearian theater

Don't see it if If you are not entertained by Shakespeare.


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