Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has its share of memorable lines – to this day we beware the Ides of March or beseech our friends, Romans and countrymen to hear us. But though it’s sometimes thought of as the Shakespeare’s boring toga story, its absorbing tale of power, friendship and betrayal resurfaces again and again. The politically motivated murder of Caesar has resonated with audiences throughout history, and for Australians the Labor party leadership spill has provided a potent backdrop for the Bell Shakespeare production of Julius Caesar.
For our September podcast, we speak to actor Alex Menglet, who plays Caesar in the Bell Shakespeare production. Julius Caesar is playing in theatres nationally until November 26.
Edited by Sam Szoke-Burke.