Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Now Comes With A Warning Label


London wishes to guarantee theatergoers do not get a metaphorical surprise stab in the back by the violence portrayed in its efficiency of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.

Guests are cautioned that the play about among the most popular assassinations in history functions “depictions of war, self-harm and suicide, contains violence, stage blood and weapons including guns and knives.” The warning begins the site for tickets for the play, which is set to range from July to September.

The admonishment has actually criticism from some conservatives who argue it totaled up to a trigger caution and panned the Globe, situated on the website of Shakespeare’s initial theater, for being “woke.”.

The play will also feature increased diversity in its casting with Marcus Junius Brutus, Caesar’s male friend who assassinates him, being portrayed by Anna Crichlow, a black British actress.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar was first performed in 1599 and has remained a critically acclaimed classic centuries later. Tickets for the performance at the Globe range from 25 to 62 pounds (or roughly $31.47 to $78.06 in U.S. currency).

“This Summer, we confront our own political landscape as Shakespeare’s epic tragedy Julius Caesar takes on startlingly new relevance in the Globe Theatre, and across the UK as part of Globe on Tour,” a description for the play reads.

The leadership at the Globe has previously faced criticism for warnings about “upsetting” themes in ticket sales for last year’s production of Romeo and Juliet, the Daily Mail reported.

“This production contains depictions of suicide, moments of violence, and references to drug use. It contains gunshot sound effects and the use of stage blood,” the warning read. “If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this production of Romeo and Juliet, please find details below of organizations offering advice and support.”

According to The Sun, it isn’t just Caesar getting the knife either…

They wrote,

“English students studying Shakespeare at Cambridge University are also given trigger warnings about sexual violence.

The university said the warnings were “at the lecturer’s own discretion” and “not a faculty-wide policy”.

“Any session containing material that could be deemed upsetting (and it is not obvious from the title) is now marked with a symbol,” they warned.”

One would hope that the great author of the Elizabethan Era would be pleased that his timeless works now come with a warning label or the feint of heart.

H/T The Washington Examiner

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