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
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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