Tina Benko as Melania Trump/Calpurnia; Gregg Henry as President Donald Trump/Julius Caesar; Teagle F. Bougere as Casca; Elizabeth Marvel as Marc Anthony in The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar (Credit: AP/Joan Marcus)
Outrage over the Public Theater’s recent production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in New York City’s Central Park — one which features President Donald Trump as the titular and eventually assassinated dictator — continues.
On top of protestors who have interrupted the show multiple times, the torrent of death threats and critiques delivered through voicemail, social media or email has become so broad and impassioned that, often, institutions and businesses that have nothing to do with the Public Theater find themselves under fire.
For example, Shakespeare & Company, a regional theater in in Lenox, Massachusetts, has received numerous death threats and hate-fueled messages despite having no part in Oskar Eustis’ offending production of “Julius Caesar”.
“F— you,” one message said, according to the Washington Post. “[H]ope you all who did this play about Trump are the first do die when ISIS COMES TO YOU f—– sumbags [sic].” Another message told the company that they are, “vial [sic] despicable excuses …read more
Source:: Salon – Politics