RSC’s Julius Caesar OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    April 10, 2013
    Closing:
    April 28, 2013

    Theater: BAM Harvey Theater / 651 Fulton Street, New York, NY,

    Synopsis: 

    The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Set in present-day Africa and featuring an all-black cast, this visionary production echoes recent regime struggles throughout the continent. The first production from the RSC's newly appointed artistic director Gregory Doran, this staging features sets by Michael Vale and live performances of contemporary West African music, fostering the contemporary resonance of this classic political thriller. According to The Guardian (UK), "...Doran's production gives the play's central debate about the necessary political murder a new immediacy."

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF RSC’s Julius Caesar

    ‘Julius Caesar’ at the Harvey Theater

    Ben Brantley

    April 15, 2013: The blood runs warm in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s vibrant production of “Julius Caesar,” now at the Harvey Theater of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Experience has taught the inhabitants of the African country in which this Shakespeare tragedy has ingeniously been reset that life is tenuous and easily taken. Their fears lie close to the surface, quick to tumble into anger, despair and, on occasion, a joy that remains edged in apprehension.

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