Julius Caesar: Modern Staging of Shakespeare
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The last date listed for Julius Caesar was Friday February 15, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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It's 1969, and change is in the air. But for Memphis, the owner of a rundown diner in a strugglin … More
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Although the staging is modern, the text is preserved; and the combination works spectacularly well. The director's idea to set the play in the modern U.S. demonstrates the play's timeliness. In light of recent events with ordinary citizens...continued
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jonathan Munby in Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater
February 5–March 24, 2013
As politicos across the U.S. scramble to discredit and disrobe those in power, a familiar phrase comes to mind: When in Rome… Acclaimed British director Jonathan Munby, whose work has graced the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe, uses the fractured political landscape of present-day Washington as a backdrop—drawing current events into eerily sharp focus. When men feel they can no longer trust their elected leader and when financial might dictates the rules of the game, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition?
Julius Caesar is presented in the Jentes Family Auditorium.