Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
Directed by George Ferencz
New York
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“Ferencz’s Caesar manages the transition from Rome via Shakespeare into Washington without sacrificing the artistic, dramatic, or literary integrity of the original. Ferencz’s ability to create dramatic effects without the aid of endless props of fancy scenery is astonishing and include staging the play entirely around a single small round poker table which is removed only for the murder and battle scenes; using plain black umbrellas as scene settings; tension buildings; cloaks and masks as well as swords and daggers; using reporters to represent the public and using white gloves which, when removed, expose red gloves symbolizing Caesar’s blood.


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