Julius Caesar (Park Avenue Armory) OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    July 29, 2011
    Closing:
    August 13, 2011

    Theater: Park Avenue Armory / 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10021

    Synopsis: 

    Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is both a political thriller and a character study about the treacherous assassination of the Roman emperor Julius Caesar led by co-conspirators Brutus and Cassius, who fear the leader has become too powerful.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Julius Caesar (Park Avenue Armory)

    Cry Havoc! The Blood Sport Called Politics

    Charles Isherwood

    July 31, 2011: With the country mired in political stalemate and economic peril looming, imperialism suddenly doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Well, not so fast. A visit to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s blood-saturated production of “Julius Caesar” offers a harsh corrective to the idea that an alternative form of government would present a more appealing option. That furious call to “let slip the dogs of war” seems superfluous in Lucy Bailey’s relentlessly turbulent staging of this Shakespeare historical tragedy at the Park Avenue Armory, the last of the five plays in the company’s ambitious repertory season as part of the Lincoln Center Festival this summer.

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