RSC Live: Julius Caesar

Overview

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

Overview

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

RSC Live: Antony and Cleopatra

Overview

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Andhy Mendez

Regional Theatre: ASOLO Rep.: Hamlet: Prince of Cuba. Off Broadway: 777 Theatre: Strawberry and Chocolate; TNC: Sotto Voce, Daughter of the Waves. Film: Half the Perfect World, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, Cuban Blood. Television: Orange is the New Black, Forever, Blue Bloods, Blacklist, Gossip Girl, NYC 22, Golden Boy. andhymendez.com

John Floyd

Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival: Unknown Soldier; Trustus Theatre: Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet, Peter and the Starcatcher, Marie Antoinette; Theatre SC: The Three Musketeers, Hamlet, The Trojan Women, The Women of Lockerbie, Ajax in Iraq, Yellowman, King Lear, The Importance of Being Earnest. @iJohnFloyd

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