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Pay Attention to — and Do Not Misunderstand — Sondheim and Weidman’s Assassins

A few weeks ago, the inclusion of a Trump-like Caesar in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Julius Caesar whipped some on the right to an indignant froth. The claim was that the production, by staging a 400-year-old assassination scene with a Trump stand-in, was encouraging violence toward our current ... More »

Notorious Pizzagate Truther Plants Fake Net Neutrality Flyers Backing ‘Satanic Porn’

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Jack Posobiec has made a name for himself by planting a “Rape Melania” sign at an anti-Trump protest and interrupting a performance of Julius Caesar in Central Park last month.

'Will' examines Shakespeare's younger years

William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, still the greatest writer the English language has produced, is back, as he always will be. A New York production of "Julius Caesar," in which the eponymous emperor was represented in the likeness of a certain sitting president, was recently controversial....

'Will' examines Shakespeare's younger years

William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, still the greatest writer the English language has produced, is back, as he always will be. A New York production of "Julius Caesar," in which the eponymous emperor was represented in the likeness of a certain sitting president, was recently controversial....

Unbowed 'Julius Caesar' director urges artists 'take risks'

The theater director who endured death threats and lost corporate sponsors after staging a Donald Trump-inspired version of "Julius Caesar" has a message to any artist fearful of facing similar … Click to Continue »

The Right’s Hissy Fit Over ‘Julius Caesar

A new presentation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with a Donald Trump figure as Caesar bruised the fragile feelings of right-wing commentators who missed the play’s historic value and message, says Michael Winship. By Michael Winship Over in New York’s Central…Read more ?

Go, Read: Tim Kreider On Satirical Art That Engages With Political Assassination

Here. Kreider boxes a round with the three-headed monster of Kathy Griffin's goofy photos, the Julius Caesar production that had Trump elements and the congressional baseball game shooting. The joy for comics fans will be in the adroitness of the details.

Keegan-Michael Key: 'Julius Ceasar' protesters missed the point

4 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Keegan-Michael Key, who's doing "Hamlet" this summer, says "Julius Caesar" protesters clearly didn't understand the play.

Michael Moore donates $10G to Shakespeare in the Park

4 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Michael Moore will try to counteract some of the sponsors who dropped The Public Theater over the controversial “Julius Caesar” production.

Star Of Central Park 'Julius Caesar' Tells What It Was Like

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Corey Stoll, who played Brutus: "It felt as if we were acting in two plays simultaneously - the one we had rehearsed and the one thrust upon us. The protesters never shut us down, but we had to fight each night to make sure they did not distort the story we were telling. At that […]

What It Was Like to Be Onstage in the Contested Julius Caesar Play

4 weeks agoNews : NewsFeed

The actor who played Brutus in a recent controversial production of Julius Caesar in New York City explained exactly what happened when protesters rushed the stage. In an essay penned for Vulture, Corey Stoll, who’s also appeared onscreen in House of Cards and in Ant-Man, described in great detail how the cast and crew dealt…

The GOP and right wing will use any diversion to distract us from their agenda of cruelty and madness

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Over in New York’s Central Park, just a short distance from our offices, the curtain came down last week on The Public Theater’s controversial production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Controversial because the actor playing the assassinated Caesar looked and sounded like Donald Trump, right down...

What It Was Like to Star in the Trump–Themed Julius Caesar

This article originally appeared in Vulture. “Good gentlemen, look fresh and merrily. Let not our looks put on our purposes, but bear it as our Roman actors do, with untir’d spirits and formal constancy.” On the night of Sunday, June 18, I spoke those words as Brutus for the last time in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Julius Caesar. Show More Summary

Caesar's Brutus: Protesters Didn't Stop Us

Corey Stoll, who portrayed Brutus in Shakespeare in the Park's Trump-themed production of Julius Caesar, writes about what it was like to face right-wing activists who repeatedly interrupted the play with protests: "[A] man in the audience started shouting. Show More Summary

Julius Caesar’ actor Corey Stoll calls the show a ‘resistance’

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Corey Stoll says that he believes continuing 'Julius Caesar' in the face of protests was his way of contributing to the resistance.

"In our last two performances, the security increased again, and the moment before the assassination became meta-theatrical."

"As the conspirators covertly moved in on Caesar, I wondered how many eyes were on us, at the same time, waiting for their own cue?"Writes Corey Stoll, the actor who played Brutus in the New York production of Julius Caesar that depicted...Show More Summary

Crybaby Actor Who Played ‘Trump Assassin’ in Julius Caesar Play Says Pro-Trump Protesters Left Him ‘Sobbing’

Corey Stoll, the actor who played the assassin Marcus Brutus in the Julius Caesar ‘Trump assassination’ play said he ‘exhaled... The post Crybaby Actor Who Played ‘Trump Assassin’ in Julius Caesar Play Says Pro-Trump Protesters Left Him ‘Sobbing’ appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

'Julius Caesar' Star Considered The Play To Be Donald Trump 'Resistance'

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The New York Public Theater’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s 400-year-old play, “Julius Caesar” was embroiled in controversy this month, with protests over a choice to costume the titular character as President Donald Trump. This...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The NY Times Thinks You Should Take Naps At Work

Because 'Spaceballs' is 30, check out today's end-of-day links: NY Times talks to high school seniors, is the electric guitar dead, Corey Stall on controversial 'Julius Caesar,' bad newspaper columns, and a skateboarding cat. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

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