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Julius Caesar, a tragedy play by Shakespeare about the assassination of a political leader, makes a comeback under Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) event – Shakespeare In The Park this May.

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After a year long hiatus, Shakespeare In The Park returns with a modern take on Julius Caesar, a political thriller that tells the tale of ambition and greed.

Seizing On Caesar’s Tale

In the latest edition of Shakespeare In The Park series, you can look forward to spreading your blankets under the stars and enjoy the Bard’s best-loved plays in the uniquely beautiful setting of Fort Canning Park.

Malaysian actress Jo Kukathas will play Caesar, a traditionally male role, in the performances at Fort Canning Green from May 2 to 27. She’s a complete #girlboss.

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Written 400 years ago, the tale of ambition, power, and greed will unfold before your eyes and keep you at the edge of your seats.

If you think you can’t relate to Shakespeare’s plays, well think again. Guy Unsworth, director of this year’s play has adapted this centuries old play to give it a modern edge.

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Fellow literature enthusiasts will witness the chaos that befalls as the leaders of the R.O.M.E 7 countries gather and plots to assassinate the ever-ambitious Caesar are hatched.

Inspired by images of the G20 and N.A.T.O summits, this production sees Shakespeare’s political thriller brought to life against the backdrop of global current affairs.

With larger than life characters jostling for power on the world stage, keep your eyes peeled as you draw parallels from the centuries-old play to the state of current politics.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect at this year’s Shakespeare In The Park.

Over 250,000 people, many first-time theatre-goers, have enjoyed SRT’s stunning sets and contemporary interpretations over the last 10 years.

Spread your blankets and expect a memorable night out at Shakespeare In The Park with your friends and loved ones.

Shakespeare In The Park – Julius Caesar
Fort Canning Green, Fort Canning Park
Dates: 2nd to 27th May 2018
From $45 (group concessions and F&B packages available)

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