The Shakespeare Gallery FREE
Ongoing, Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm
Folger Great Hall
Discover what it might have been like to see a play in Shakespeare's time in a family-friendly display, The Play's the Thing!, and explore the Folger through our visitor film on why Shakespeare matters.
October 28–December 7, 2014
Preview Dates: October 28–November 2, 2014
Regular Performance and Matinee Dates: November 3–December 7, 2014
Folger Elizabethan Theatre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Richmond
Beware the Ides of March, Caesar. Julius Caesar returns home victorious, securing both unparalleled power and popularity. Fearful for the Republic and driven by their own ambition, several senators conspire to assassinate the Roman dictator in the Capitol. However, their brash move plunges Rome into chaos and threatens the very democracy they swore to uphold.
In the shadow of the nearby Capitol building, Shakespeare’s searing commentary on power, ambition, and democratic responsibility smolders just in time for midterm elections.