Julius Caesar 

Adapted from the William Shakespeare text by Carrie Smith-Lewis

Barter Players, Abingdon, VA 

Directed by Carrie Smith-Lewis

Design Team:

Set  - Holly M Breuer

Costumes - Liz Whittemore

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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Photography by Holly M Breuer

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