(Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/15.)
The blood runs warm in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s vibrant production of “Julius Caesar,” now at the Harvey Theater of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Experience has taught the inhabitants of the African country in which this Shakespeare tragedy has ingeniously been reset that life is tenuous and easily taken. Their fears lie close to the surface, quick to tumble into anger, despair and, on occasion, a joy that remains edged in apprehension.
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