Theater: Et Tu, Dunlop!

JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

Anyone who thinks the theater of the absurd is extinct need only attend the Brooklyn Academy of Music's production of Julius Caesar to behold it rampant on a field of idiocy. Director Frank Dunlop's conception of the play is so aberrant, so devoid of all sense and meaning, that when it does not border on the ludicrous it achieves the inane.

In an evening in which just about everyone abysmally flunks the course, it should be remembered that Dunlop is the teacher who plunged the players into this disaster. His prime error is to reduce the play...

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