Shakespeare’s historical tale of politics and corruption in ancient Rome contains some of his most eloquent writing. Mark Antony’s stirring and powerful ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen’ speech, Brutus’ struggle with his conscience and the thrilling final battle scenes have enthralled audiences for centuries. Shakespeare’s keen examination of political and personal downfalls, caused by pride, conspiracy and greed offers rich material for contemplation.
Stephen Muterspaugh (who directed the hit 2012-13 tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream) also directs this production, performed in Shakespeare’s original text.
*Funded by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.