BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State
Royal Shakespeare Company
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Gregory Doran
The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with
a new twist on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Set in
present-day Africa and featuring an all-black cast, this visionary
production echoes recent regime struggles throughout the continent.
The first production from the RSC's newly appointed artistic
director Gregory Doran, this staging features sets by Michael Vale
and live performances of contemporary West African music, fostering
the contemporary resonance of this classic political thriller.
According to The Guardian (UK), "...Doran's production
gives the play's central debate about the necessary political
murder a new immediacy."
The Royal Shakespeare Company has made eight previous appearances at BAM, beginning with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1971 and most recently in 2007 with King Lear, featuring Ian McKellen, and The Seagull.
Composed by Akintayo Akinbode
Choreographed by Diane Alison-Mitchell
Sets and costumes by Michael Vale
Lighting by Vince Herbert
Sound by Jonathan Ruddick
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with the company
Fri, Apr 26
This artist talk takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.