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Julius Caesar

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever
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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.

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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.

 

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78
Overrated, 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

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 acting, Refreshing, Great staging

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, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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, Intelligent, Relevant

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
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Great writing

See it if you fear for the future of democracy

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

40
Intense, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if You love Shakespeare and his plays.

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

71
Clever, Masterful, Great writing, Confusing, Dated

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

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.

70
Epic, Great acting, Intense, Violent

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.

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

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.

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
Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Confusing, Dated

See it if You can stand old english

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

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

See it if You love Shakespeare and movement work.

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

85
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Profound

See it if You like conspiracy and historical plays.

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

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

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.

80
Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like Shakespeare

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

74
Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant, Indulgent, Cliched

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

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

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

See it if You love the classics.

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

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

See it if you're a big Shakespeare farn

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

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

See it if You like Shakespearian theater

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