Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
5 - 8th February 2014 in the Drama Studio
"There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;"
One man's traitorous assassin is another man's liberator from tyranny. This classic tale of power, corruption and murder plays out across the far flung territories of a dying republic.
Shakespeare uses all his talent to paint vivid word pictures of people and their deeds. From moral questions such as "can murder be an honorable act?" through to the ensuing war the play follows the conflicts and fortunes of some of the most recognizable names in history.
Amidst the chaos and bloodshed can anyone be said to be truly on the side of good? The central themes of politicians and their motives, especially the underhanded ones, seem as true today as when it was written.
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