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The Politics of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar, Photo by Jonte, CC Via Flickr, http://bit.ly/2tM3ycC

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.


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]
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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