Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julius Caesar production

The article Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's Glove, deals with a live production of "Julius Caesar." It talks about the idea of persuasion and how prevalent it is in the play. In addition, it discusses the ability of the actors to portray the persuasion that permeates the play through Shakespeare's lines. In recalling the play, which I've taught in the past, there are such undercurrents of distrust and manipulation throughout the play, that one could easily connect it to modern day politics and the corruption within the system. As well, the article notes how the fickleness of the groundlings and the populous in general shows how times haven't changed all that much. Good way to connect past and present. Unfortunately, it is a play, which limits its accessibility.

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