Exploring Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare / Adapted by Thomas R. Gordon
directed by Thomas R. Gordon
"An Anti-Violent Inspection of the Death Throes of Democracy" Julius Caesar enters Rome on the Feast of Lupercal as a hero beloved by the populace. He has triumphed first over the Gauls, then over the army of the Roman general, Pompey. When the senators see the reaction—including Mark Antony attempting three times to crown him as a king—some take this as a threat to Rome. Senator Cassius in particular has serious misgivings about Caesar's ambition. As a great storm besets Rome, Brutus ponders his course of action. Disaster threatens the Republic, but the cure may be worse than the disease. Please join The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company as we explore what would cause the senators of Rome to remove Caesar from power. We also want to examine how these senators ignored / misread the will of the people of Rome, causing a long and bloody civil war once Caesar was gone. The last great generation of the Roman Republic was full of legendary people… What lessons can we learn from these people for ourselves today?
7/7/2017 at 8:00pm