The Politics of Julius Caesar

Jun 21, 2017

Wednesday, we’re talking about Julius Caesar. You can probably guess why we’re having the conversation. A New York production of Shakespeare’s work recently caused a stir when the play’s director made Julius Caesar look a lot like Donald Trump. The problem is of course that Caesar gets assassinated. So, we’re talking about Julius Caesar the man, Shakespeare’s play, and the relationship between art and politics.

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Other Resources

  • Read The Folger Digital Text of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar on-line. Or if you prefer the Bard on paper, Shakespeare scholar John Coe edited this Broadview edition [Indie bookstores|Amazon]
  • Listening more to your taste? Try Julius Caesar: The Arkangel Shakespeare audible book [Audible]
  • For more about the life and politics of ancient Rome see Mary Beard, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]
  • For a biography, try Julius Caesar from Robert Garland. [Indie bookstores|Amazon]