For students inundated daily with news of political unrest around the globe, the shifting power dynamics in Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR may not be unfamiliar territory. A charismatic war hero on the brink of kingship, Caesar is celebrated by the people of Rome – but mistrusted by some of his closest friends who fear his popularity will throw the country into chaos. Plots are hatched and factions emerge, and in the end, 23 daggers and the fall of a few guilty players lead The People to violent justice. In our immersive, 90-minute production, students will help bring this anachronistic tale of betrayal to life with their own movement and voices, constructing a post-apocalyptic world of power and consequence.
JULIUS CAESAR will travel to regional middle and high schools in Spring 2019. Learn more about education programming here.
This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.Caesar, Act I, Sc. 2