CMU School of Drama

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Oskar Eustis on Trump, ‘Julius Caesar’ and the Politics of Theater

The New York Times: The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar” opened on Monday night under unusual circumstances: A firestorm of criticism from the right over the use of an actor styled as President Trump to portray Caesar, and then knifed to death as part of the story, led three major corporate donors to distance themselves from the show.

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