Adapted from the William Shakespeare text by Carrie Smith-Lewis
Barter Players, Abingdon, VA
Directed by Carrie Smith-Lewis
Set - Holly M Breuer
Costumes - Liz Whittemore
"Know I these men?"
"We will straightway go together."
"Et tu Brute? Then fall Caesar."
"Come to the Field"
"Tis better that the Enemy seek us"
Early Version of Backdrop
This production toured the Eastern United States, along with two other shows, in a 14-passenger van during the Spring of 2015.
This touring and abbreviated version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar was presented mainly to middle and high school students. Director Smith-Lewis chose to emphasize the role of the mob in this play, specifically the love of the common people for Caesar and the post-civil war chaos that ruled Rome at this time. In regards to the scenery, Smith-Lewis and I felt that a "gesture that implies Rome" would serve our purposes rather than attempting to create a literal representation of Roman architecture. To visually represent the crowds, we developed a series of graffitti images to accent the scenery.
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