Saturday, August 20, 2011

Theatre: Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare
Bell Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Dramaturg Kate Mulvany
Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting designer Paul Jackson
Composer Kelly Ryall
Featuring Alex Menglet, Colin Moody, Daniel Frederiksen, Kate Mulvany, Benedict Hardie, James Wardlaw, Gareth Reeves, Keith Agius, Katie-Jean Harding, Rebecca Bower   
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre
Until August 20

Kate Mulvany
The soldier-politician Julius Caesar should not be king of Rome. He’s past his prime, deaf in one ear, epileptic, superstitious and sentimental. In any case, Rome doesn’t have a king.
Trouble is, after decades of explosive imperial expansion and a brutal civil war, it could really use one.
A hard core of the Roman elite still clings to the old republican political model, but out on the street that’s a tired and outdated concept. It’s an untenable mix, and that can only mean blood.

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian 

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