The Corona Caesar Podcast

November 14, 2020 - 10:00 AM to November 23, 2020 - 10:59 PM
Online - Podcast
Imagine a time of political unrest, when a nation ravaged by disease and by the quarantine protocols enforced to contain it, teeters on the brink of collapse. Imagine the rise of a dictator who sees the discontent around him as an opportunity to extend his power, moving from politician to king…

This is the core idea of a radical and innovative approach to Shakespeare’s electrifying story of ambition, conspiracy, and its tragic aftermath, a production constructed entirely online and edited for audio. The Corona Caesar, which will be released as a five-episode podcast, is a show that embraces the restrictions of the present to make an old play fresh, compelling, and urgently contemporary.  
Episode 1. Unrest - available November 14
Episode 2. Conspiracy - available November 16
Episode 3. Assassination - available November 18
Episode 4. Aftermath - available November 20
Episode 5. Consequences - available November 22
Presented by the Department of Theatre.
Director: Andrew Hartley,  Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare 
Voice Coach: Assistant Professor of Acting/Stage Voice Chris Berry