Scenes from Julius Caesar from the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Rome’s most powerful citizens plot the assassination of its ruler, Julius Caesar, to save the republic from an impending monarchy. In the wake of their bloody deed, the city must confront the consequences of their political idealism. When the curtains of rhetoric and symbolism are pulled aside, what underlying motivations will be un-masked? Honor? Greed? Patriotism? Ambition? In light of the recent presidential election cycle, JULIUS CAESAR offers a timely perspective on the rhetoric of political leaders and its scrutiny by the citizens they govern.
This event is a preview of the full production of Julius Caesar presented on Saturday, May 13 at Babson College. These productions use Shakespeare’s original text and are performed by our CSC2 Company, a group of young professional actors in residency with us for the year. These productions bring the vibrancy, clarity and immediacy that has been the hallmark of our work on the Boston Common for over twenty years.
This event is part of our Spring in to Summer with Shakespeare series!
All the library’s a stage! April is the Bard’s birthday month, and the Brookline Public Library is celebrating with a host of presentations, interactive performances, and films. The kickoff event, on April 2 at 1 PM, is an interactive show in the Brookline Village Library by the Knighthorse Theatre Company—with plays suggested by the audience and roles for the entire family. Subsequent events include scenes from Julius Caesar offered by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (April 25), the Boston Theater Company Teen Touring Troupe’s interpretation of Much Ado about Nothing (May 7) and, later in the spring and summer, several films and two Commonwealth Shakespeare Company performances held on the Brookline Village library lawn! Please follow the links for further details. All events are free and open to the public, and are supported by the Staff Programming Committee and the Trustees of the Brookline Library.Add to Google Calendar
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