At first rehearsal for Julius Caesar, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines spoke of her first memories of reading the play and introduced director Jonathan Munby to the company.
Director Jonathan Munby shares his thoughts on why history is cyclical and how the Arab Spring connects with the Elizabethan anxieties Shakespeare wrote about.
In the rehearsal room itself, extra care is taken to establish an environment conducive to creativity. Walls are lined with renderings of costumes, pictures of the set in various scenes, a diagram of the Roman Senate, and images that evoke the world of the play. Even when directors set the story in a more contemporary era, use of rehearsal props and costumes remain important tools actors use during the artistic process.
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