Conversations in Tusculum

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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theatre (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
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Review - Conversations In Tusculum: March Madness
by Michael Dale - March 12, 2008

I suppose it's too late in our current president's administration to see Conversations in Tusculum, playwright/director Richard Nelson's fact-based prequel to assassination of Julius Caesar, completely as a commentary on George W. Bush.  Sure, certain thoughts may come to mind when the Roman dictator is quoted as saying that the country needs war in order to stay focused and smiles of recognition may follow that other line about his abstaining from alcohol but with less than a year to go before a new president takes office, the play would seem purposeless if only taken in that sense. (more...)