Julius Caesar

DirectorGabriel Ferrante
DateFall 2015
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directed by Gabriel Ferrante

“UPON WHAT MEAT DOTH THIS OUR CAESAR FEED, THAT HE IS GROWN SO GREAT?.”

ACT I SCENE II

LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR

After winning a civil war against Gnaeus Pompey, Julius Caesar has returned to Rome in triumph, and established an unparalleled dominance over the nominally republican machinery of the Roman state. Beneath him, the fickle Roman people, and even some of his most trusted advisors aim to restore the republic, or perhaps simply take his place as the most powerful man in the world.

“[…]The tragedy of totalitarian government consists of lives and property stolen without warning and without reason. In such situations, even decisions with the most noble of intentions demand the sacrifice of principles we have the privilege of taking for granted. This production, which takes its events from twenty centuries ago, its text from five centuries ago, and its setting from the Rome of Mussolini hopes to serve as a reminder that the defense of liberty is the task of all generations.”

Gabriel Ferrante, Director