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Of course I went to see Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is one of my very favorite historical figures, and I like Shakespeare too. Oh, I had an excellent time.
To begin with, there was complimentary wine. As I have said, this gives so many points. Wine and theatre are a holy combination and more should recognize this. I gave thanks and said my blessing for the wine, being very grateful to Dionysos and the Universe for having provided it to me. Later, it of course offered a good means by which to socialize with the actors and crew and so forth.
I read a review earlier which said it thought “The production foolishly substitutes emotion with blood. The emo...
Shakespeare with Impact! This company really pushes the rpms on this one-act version of Caesar. Some great ideas with lighting and staging (just when I thought the heavy use of flashlights was getting to be boring they found a new way to employ them). There were moments when I found myself yearning for a bit slower and more thought out delivery of the lines (perhaps with a little less yelling) but when moving at such speeds its hard to let such observations detract from the enjoyment of the piece. A well crafted work....
MARCUS KAYEla theatre reviewcertified reviewerJune 19, 2011
The Gangbusters Theatre Company presents the Orson Welles adaptation of Julius Caesar with one promise: it will be fast and bloody. And while the spin, directed by Leon Shanglebee, on the Bard’s classic play of the assassination of the Roman dictator and the fall of his conspirators lived up to that promise, it left something to be desired in regards to focus and emotional depth.
The production foolishly substitutes emotion with blood. The emotionally wrought betrayal of Caesar is lost to fantastical gore effects. The raw breakdown of Brutus is replaced with yelling and knife wounds. The production’s strongest players (much to the offense of Shakespeare) were the women. As Calphurnia, Caesar’s restless wife, Cassandra Nwokah proved herself ...