I need to start this blog off with a spoiler alert. I’m going to give away how The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s production of Julius Caesar handles stage blood. Or, more specifically, how it “doesn’t” handle blood. If you asked a number of random people off the street what they picture when you say “stage blood” to them, the responses would all probably be pretty similar. It’s a liquid substance used in theater or movies to simulate actual human blood. It’s red, vis
Tell the story of the play from Casca's perspective: Well, on the day of the Lupercal, Caesar and all us guys that follow him around go to see the race. Some soothsayer tried to warn Caesar of some nonsense about the ides of March, which we promptly ignored and moved on. While we are there, the most ridiculous spectacle of all time occurs when Mark Antony tries to give a crown to Caesar, three times, which he refuses, which pleases the crowd to no end. I, on the other hand
But I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true-fixed and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament.
- Julius Caesar: Act 3, Scene 1 Like myself, you may have heard the echo of a Joni Mitchell tune when you read the first line of that quote. Julius Caeasar can be like that; layers upon layers of words and phrases that have made their way in to every day speech. So much so, that it may seem a bit pithy in this day and age. How about a book (and movie) title:
Chad Marriott answers some questions about the character of Octavius Caesar. 1) Pick three adjectives that describe your (major) character and explain why you chose them: If I had to choose three words to describe Octavius they’d be confident, angry, and inspired. First of all, the fact that Octavius goes against Brutus and challenges Antony show that he is confident almost to a fault. He draws his sword on Brutus, who is a much more experienced in battle than Octavius. The n