Giulio Cesare

26, 28, 29 May ­20:00
27 May ­19:00
30 May ­15:00
French and Dutch simultaneous translation

The senate is in session in the Theatre of Rome. Here in 44 BC, Brutus and Cassius assassinate Julius Caesar beneath Pompey's statue because they are jealous of his ambition. In 1599, at the Globe Theatre in London, Shakespeare turns the tale into a tragedy about Brutus' futile battle for power. Its climax is Antony's skilful and impressive funeral speech. Now Romeo Castellucci, director of the poetic and non-conformist Raffaello Sanzio company, has taken it on to celebrate a sacrificial liturgy. He also sees Giulio Cesare as a theatrical ritual where words of power have become meaningless and base.

Text & direction: Romeo Castellucci
Based on: William Shakespeare & historiens latins/Latijnse historici/Latin historians
Production: Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (Cesena), Wiener Festwochen (Wien), kunstenFESTIVALdesArts
In collaboration with: Teatro Bonci di Cesena
Copresenter: Gemeenschapscentrum De Kriekelaar

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