The Public Theater’s artistic director, Oskar Eustis, helms the Bard's play of politics and power, last seen at the Delacorte 17 years ago. Part of Shakespeare in the Park's free summer season. More…
Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, given a Trumpian makeover, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.
See it if You usually have a hard time with Shakespeare, the contemporary setting of this helps to make it more clear and understandable-and relevant!
Don't see it if If you hate Shakespeare. As good as this is, it's still two plus hours of a play you'll probably hate, wondering what they're talking about.
See it if You enjoy well made Shakespeare even if you don't like the subject matter. I saw this before all the hype blew it out of proportion.
Don't see it if This is not my favorite Shakespeare play. It just isn't, and no matter how good the production was, I'm just never going to love this play.
See it if you like Shakespeare that is contextualized in modern day to provide contemporary relevance. Committed performances by great cast.
Don't see it if Shakespeare plays are too slow for you, you're a Trump supporter who inaccurately believes this production is glorifying assassination
See it if A terrific new take on a classic. Having Antony played by Elizabeth Marvel was a genius stroke.
Don't see it if Those who complain about this show are missing the point. Its message is staunchly anti-violence. If you're stupid, you won't get it.
See it if Gregg Henry and Nikki James were wonderful. You want to see more of Trump. Cell phones and Shakespeare are not an oxymoron to you.
Don't see it if You dont like modernized, smirky, gender blind casting. You want an intermission in 2 1/4 hours. Boring sets, noninformative costumes.
See it if would enjoy an updated to the times version of Julius Caesar
Don't see it if want to see something lighthearted or are trying to escape the every day realities of todays political issues.
See it if you want to see a modern take on the classic. It's unreal how accurate it is to current events without changing language.
Don't see it if you don't like interactive theater. Cast members act from the audience often and you might sometimes feel surrounded.
See it if you are interested in current political news and, of course, if you enjoy seeing live theater in the beautiful surroundings of The Delacorte
Don't see it if you don't like plays with violence...
See it if you can obtain a ticket at this late date. A rare treat from the company that reinvented Shakespeare, this production comes close to reality
Don't see it if you are a die-heart Republican or swear that Trump will save the country.
See it if you enjoy making Shakespeare exceptionally relevant to today. Also if you like clever send-ups of Trump & Melania.
Don't see it if you like your Shakespeare to be thoroughly explored. And all the actors to understand what they are saying and not just playing "glib".
See it if Well-done despite stunt/trump casting brouhaha and annoying hecklers at the production we saw on 6/16. Corey Stoll very good as Brutus.
Don't see it if Bring a seat cushion. Over two hours and no intermission.
See it if you generally enjoy SITP and, well-acted and well-spoken lively updated interpretations of classics.
Don't see it if you don't like modernized versions of Shakespeare plays, or Shakespeare in the Park.
See it if you love seeing a Shakespeare that accessible. And if you love seeing the past reflected in the present.
Don't see it if you dislike any Shakespeare that is updated or cast in a novel way.
See it if you want to see an updated take on Caesar taking current headlines as its basis.Some terrific cast members who make the darker elements work
Don't see it if you don't want to see Caesar as Trump, or to watch the play feel like an extended SNL skit. Never boring and ambitious take but odd to watch
See it if A modern version of Trump-like Julius Caesar set for today's times. Well performed and staged.
Don't see it if Modernized Shakespeare. A little too literal would prefer to make connections myself.
See it if You want to see a modern and relevant take on Julius Caesar that challenges your political opinions
Don't see it if If are overwhelmed by the political climate and don't want it to bleed into your theater experience
See it if you enjoy fresh takes on classic works; you want to think critically about our current world and how politics never seem to change
Don't see it if you do not want to mix politics and performance; you need a production that feels constantly active
See it if you have any interest in current events, certainly, or, better yet, you aren't much of a Shakespeare person but are open to seeing it fresh.
Don't see it if you can't see the forest for the trees or don't understand the concept of a parable. You want to stay as far from politics as possible.