The Assasination of Julius Caesar As Told By William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw
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The Assasination of Julius Caesar As Told By William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw
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The Assasination of Julius Caesar As Told By William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw NYC Reviews and Tickets

56%
(27 Ratings)
Positive
33%
Mixed
30%
Negative
37%
Members say
Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great acting

About the Show

An adaptation melding Shakespeare's and Shaw's plays, exploring the ups and downs of Caesar's reign.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (27)

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176 Reviews | 19 Followers
80
Intelligent, Epic, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if great concept of merging the two plays. always wondered why Shakespeare left Cleopatra out of Julius Caesar; this attempts to make it clear.

Don't see it if But not clear enough. And the subplot of the dictatorial director was shaky. note the play is now over an hour shorter.

450 Reviews | 148 Followers
80
Ambitious, Muddled, Confusing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Incredible actors do Shkspr & Shaw. All the fave chrctrs in the flesh. Bit off more than can comfortably chew, but the flavor is so good

Don't see it if Chaotic collage is ultimately neither Shks nor Shaw. Hard to know why anything’s happening. Occasionally thought, oh god will this ever end? Read more

144 Reviews | 25 Followers
76
Great writing, Relevant, Quirky, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Going in w/ an understanding you're seeing a "work in progress". Are intrigued by the creative process just as much as the end result.

Don't see it if Unable to commit to the full 3.5 hr runtime. Are too easily confused/distracted by actors playing multiple roles. Read more

173 Reviews | 46 Followers
75
Quirky, Confusing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if An enthusiastic group of talented young actors produce a mash-up of Shakespeare and Shaw's vision of Julius Caesar.

Don't see it if a show with potential that is in need of editing. It is overly long 2.5 hours and confusing.

65 Reviews | 1 Follower
74
Epic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of either one of the two source plays.

Don't see it if your bladder can't sustain two hours and 10 minutes OR you're not really a theatre person.

310 Reviews | 33 Followers
70
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Underdeveloped, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy ambitious plays that attempt to reimagine classic texts; you're willing to put in the time/mental effort to engage with this piece

Don't see it if you're looking for a tight script or consistently brisk pacing; you aren't interested in seeing a long show that could benefit from trimming Read more

762 Reviews | 147 Followers
70
Too long, Confusing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if Two plays on one, they go back and forth.

Don't see it if At times I was confusing to follow, but after some time I got it. It's very long. The night I went the show running time was around 3hrs.

1128 Reviews | 383 Followers
69
Cut to 2.5 hours, but still needs cuts, Overstuffed with two plays plus rehearsal drama

See it if you know WS's Julius Caesar well and Shaw's Cleo a bit. Otherwise, you'll be woefully lost. Not coherent story-telling. Some excellt actors.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained and enlightened. Sadly, JC fails at both. I wanted to see WS's JC (gr speeches). Backstage drama got annoying.

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
March 17th, 2024

"Bedlam's mashup of "Julius Caesar" and "Caesar and Cleopatra" is likely to please no one"
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