Now, it so happens that in 2012 the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis did a production of "Julius Caesar" in which Julius Caesar was portrayed to resemble Barack Obama, but nobody complained then, probably because everybody knew that nobody really disliked Obama all that much, and so the play was allowed to be just a Shakespearean play done up with a contemporary imaginative twist.
No, I'd like to see the two productions just to be able to witness the brilliance of a play written over 400 years ago that can still be made relevant to almost any era and political climate, as Shakepeare himself must have understood about his work when he had one of the characters in "Julius Caesar" proclaim: "How many ages hence shall this our lofty scene be acted over in states unborn and accents yet unknown?"
So amazing that it's eerie, isn't it?
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