The Acting Company co-production with The Guthrie Theater
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Rob Melrose, Artistic Director
Wednesday, February 29
Julius Caesar is a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and honor, opportunity and tragic strategic errors. Blending historical events of the reign of this iconic Roman emperor with tragic elements and compelling language, Julius Ceasar is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.
The rhetorical verse is some of the finest in the Shakespearean canon. Julius Caesar is seen by some as a highly ambitious political leader in Rome with dangerous aspirations — by others as a noble and worthy leader. He is warned that he must beware the Ides of March… the prophecy comes true in perhaps the most famous death scene ever written.
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