US Shakespeare theaters report abuse amid uproar over Trump-like Caesar

Multiple theaters say they have received hateful messages following rightwing protests over a controversial New York City production of Julius Caesar

American theaters bearing William Shakespeare’s name have reported a surge of abusive messages from members of the public, following rightwing protests over a New York production of Julius Caesar in which the doomed title character was dressed to look like Donald Trump.

The Public Theater’s Trump-esque Caesar was scheduled to be assassinated for the final time in Central Park on Sunday night, having appeared on stage for a month. On Friday night, two protesters interrupted the performance, adding to a swirling social-media storm.

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June 19th, 2017 by