ALL DRESSED UP WITH NOWHERE TO GO: JULIUS CAESAR AND ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA AT ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
I come neither to bury nor to praise the opening offerings in the RSC’s ambitious “Rome” season but mainly to express dismayed incredulity. The overarching aim is to revive Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra now, followed by Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus (all four in the Stratford main-house), top that off with a page-to-stage adaptation of Robert Harris’s “Cicero” trilogy, and throw in talks galore along the way.
On paper, hunky. But in practice, we need far greater steers from season director Angus Jackson as to the pressing intellectual rationale behind this epic (with a capital E) undertaking.
Source - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/julius-caesar-antony-cleopatra-royal-shakespeare-theatre-review/