CMU School of Drama

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Julius Caesar Director Responds to Criticism

The Mary Sue: Earlier this week, the Public Theater’s production of Julius Caesar came under fire for depicting the eventually-assassinated Caesar as a Trump-like figure. People not familiar with the play, who didn’t see this production, and who thought Shakespeare (and therefore also the Public) was in any way promoting the idea of murdering political figures, were really upset. Some went so far as to say the production played some role in yesterday’s horrific shooting of a GOP congressional baseball practice.

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