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JULIUS CAESAR at A Noise Within

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Margaret Gray – LA Times

A Noise Within’s new production of “Julius Caesar” has plenty of style. Or rather, plenty of styles: bold but random design elements that compete for attention with the substance.

Now running through May 8.

 

JULIUS CAESAR at Casa 0101

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Steven Leigh Morris  – Stage Raw

Oh my — all that talk of “honor” that runs through Shakespeare’s political tragedy. Brutus (Rachel Gonzalez) murders Caesar (Vance Valencia ) because the leader stands poised to become emperor, which Brutus has concluded is bad for Rome. (“If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say that Brutus’s love to Caesar was no less than his.”) Read more…

Now running through November  16.

Julius Caesar, The New American Theatre at McCadden Place Theatre

Photo by Jack Stehlin.

 

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.

 

Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA.com

Apparently this Shakespeare play doesn’t need to be performed on the steps of a real-life city hall to impress. Here, a chamber version captures the story’s expanse while feeling immediate, near, and unfortunately modern. Add in the casting of women in traditionally male roles, modern-day business attire, and non-declamatory performances, and the production plays like an Aaron Sorkin series. Read more…