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The Assassination of J.Kaisaar, the destruction of Marko T and Kleopatra and the rise of Octavius: Emperor Augustus in the Time of Road Warrior (Dream Up 2019)

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Impenetrable, Fun shakespeare twist

About the show

This new, epic fantasy dramatizes the unintended consequences of political assassination. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. More…

From the show:

Stephan Morrow set out to dramatize the unintended consequences of political assassination and out popped an epic fantasy, drawing on Plutarch, Shaw, Shakespeare and other sources. Since power struggles today so resemble Mafia wars, it's somewhat like "The Sopranos" meets "Mad Max," written in uber-contemporary language with vestiges of the Bard. The theme is that political assassination can have unintended consequences and should be considered as the least effective solution to political conflict if a free citizenry is valued above all else. The irony of history, you see, is that the democratic impulse to save the Roman republic by unseating Julius Caesar ushered in the age of Octavius, who governed so well that his system of authoritarianism lasted over 200 years, creating a heyday of empire.


Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Impenetrable, Fun shakespeare twist
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Avg Score

50
Slow, Quirky, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you know a lot about the subject - I was mostly lost, both due to content and hearing voices projected away from the audience.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with the characters from earlier works and how they are representing consequences of actions in today's world.

49
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Marc Antony and Cleopatra more modern with guns, and cellphone, and modern clothes.

Don't see it if Confusing and too long.

69
Low budget, Fun shakespeare twist, Fun costumes

See it if see what Marc Antony's "Friends Romans Countrymen" speech would sound like in an 80s Sci Fi Dystopia, or what Cleopatra would wear.

Don't see it if You're looking for a polished production; this theater is good for taking a chance on new writers with low budgets.

45
Derivative, Slow, Impenetrable

See it if If you insist on seeing this, probably best to read the CliffsNotes version of Julius Caesar in advance.

Don't see it if If you didn't squirm at Brando as Marc Antony, this won't bother you a bit, even with cellphones, radio bulletins, and NY accents.


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