Saturday 17 December to Saturday 07 January 2017
Sport for Jove’s acclaimed Summer Shakespeare Season, now in it’s eighth successful year, has become a must-see on the NSW theatrical calendar. This year they go on a Roman Holiday – the epic tale of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, told together in the frenzy and accessibility of the Festival atmosphere, outdoors and full of feasting and invention.
Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra are two of his greatest plays – famed for their clarity, political modernity, poetry and their extraordinary pantheon of characters, real men and women who defined the very pulse of their age and who are rekindled in the possibilities of every political leader and every political machination of the 21st Century. Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Augustus, Portia, Cassius, Brutus, Agrippa. Their rise and thunderous fall threw down a set of challenges that may never be mastered. How does someone lead a nation? How do people follow a leader? What sparks revolution? What suppresses it? What price freedom?
Join them outdoors this summer for a rampaging look at Rome’s eternal lessons for contemporary lives.