This performance is suggested for students, 6th - 12th grade.
Gaius Cassius and jealous conspirators convince Caesar’s friend, the well-respected Marcus Brutus, to join their assassination plot against Caesar. “Beware of the Ides of March,” says the soothsayer. Suddenly, chills fall over Caesar’s festive procession at the opening of Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar.
The line is repeated three times, once by Brutus and twice by the soothsayer. It is brushed aside by Caesar who responds, “He is a dreamer. Let us leave him.”
“Famous last words,” we might reply.
To stop Caesar from gaining too much power, Brutus and the conspirators kill him on the Ides of March (March 15th), believing that his death is necessary for the good of the republic. Mark Antony drives the conspirators out of Rome and fights them in a battle. Brutus and Cassius lose and kill themselves, leaving Antony to rule in Rome.
Perhaps if Caesar had paid attention to the soothsayer and to his wife Calpurnia’s premonitions, he might not have been killed. But that would be re-writing history.
This performance is offered at no cost to educators and nonprofit organizations; registration is required. The performance is available to view March 15-May 15.
Note: This event is for educational purposes only and cannot be published online or shared with others. Contact the box office at 480-782-2680 for additional information or questions.
PAID VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - $50 PER CLASSROOM
Utah Shakespeare Festival is offering a live, interactive, virtual workshop opportunity for classrooms. The workshop is based on the content of Julius Caesar and understanding the power of Shakespeare’s text. It is the story of the conspiracy against Caesar to his assassination and the defeat of his conspirators.
This workshop is led by the teaching artists that are featured in the production.
Appropriate for grades 6th – 12th for groups of up to 30 students. The cost is $50 per classroom.
Please complete this form to schedule your workshop. The form must be completed at least one week before the date of your workshop request.