|Date of First
1986, February 26-March 23
|Place of First
Toronto Workshop Productions Theatre, Toronto
Future Shakespeare and The Caesar Co-Operative Company
Text Consultant and Associate Director: Neil Freeman
Voice Coach and Associate Director: David Smukler
Costume Design: Linda Muir
Set Design: Sim Posen
Soundscape: Allan Guttman
Masks: Trish Leeper
Decoration: Sandi Ross
Properties: David Rayfield
Artistic Director: Vinetta Strombergs
General Manager/Publicist: Joseph Boccia
Stage Manager: Tamar Malic
Production Manager: Christopher Benson
Technical Director: Bob Greene
Design Consultant: Jim Plaxton
Assistant Directors: Gene Paulsson and Peter Van Wart
Costume Design Assistant: Maxyne Barnett
Technician/Sound Operator: Paul Moran
Box Office Manager: Jaine Downer
Flavius: Karen Kenedy
Carpenter: Peg Christopherson
Murellus: Marilyn Nory
Cobbler: Vicki Hargreaves
Julius Caesar: Carolyn Hetherington
Caska: Ellen-Ray Hennessy
Calphurnia: Virginia Roncelli
Mark Antony: Deborah Grover
Mark Antony (from March 18): Peg Chritopherson
Soothsayer: Debora Joy
Brutus: Michele George
Cassius: Barbara Chilcott
Cicero: Louisa Martin
Cinna: Vicki Hargreaves
Lucius: Jacquie Presly
Decius Brutus: Karen Kenedy
Metellus Cymber: Marilyn Norry
Trebonius: Peg Christopherson
Portia: Louisa Martin
Caius Ligarius: Debora Joy
Caesar's Servant: Vicki Hargreaves
Publius: Louisa Martin
Artemidorus: Jacquie Presly
Popillius Lena: Virginia Roncetti
Octavius' Servant: Debora Joy
Cinna the Poet: Virginia Roncetti
Octavius Caesar: Peg Christopherson
Lepidus: Vicki Hargreaves
Lucillus: Debora Joy
Pindarus: Virginia Roncetti
Poet/Jester: Carolyn Hetherington
Messala: Marilyn Norry
Titinius: Louisa Martin
Varrus: Vicki Hargreaves
Claudio: Karen Kenedy
Messenger: Carolyn Hetherington
Young Cato: Ellen-Ray Hennessy
Clitus: Vicki Hargreaves
Dardanius: Jacquie Presly
Volumnius: Peg Christopherson
Strato: Karen Kenedy
*McHugh, Marissa. "Futuristic Flamenco Females and Shakespeare's Caesar: An Interview With Vinetta Strombergs." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare.
*Cahill, Linda. "Staging Shakespeare's Julia Caesar." Rev. of Caesar, directed by Vinetta Strombergs. Toronto Star 21 Feb. 1986: D16.
*Conologue, Ray. "Caesar's director expects 'a lot of flak'." Globe and Mail 22 Feb. 1986: D12.
*"Female cast does Caesar." Rev. of Caesar, dir. by Vinetta Strombergs. Edmonton Journal 9 Apr. 1986: H3.
*Kaplan, Jon. "Taking a bigger part in Shakespeare." Rev. of Caesar, dir. by Vinetta Strombergs. NOW 5.24 (20-26 Feb. 1986): 13.
*Manguel, Alberto. Rev. of Caesar, dir. by Vinetta Strombergs. State of the Arts CBC Radio 2 Mar. 1986.
*Pennington, Bob. "Come to praise, not bury, Caesar. Rev. of Caesar, dir. by Vinetta Strombergs. Toronto Sun 3 Mar. 1986: N.pag.
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"Vinetta Stombergs (Director) founded FU*SHA (formerly Future Shakespeare) in 1985 in order to present an all-female futuristic version of Shakespeare's Ceasar which played at the former Toronto Workshop Productions space on Alexander Street. Since then, she has been directina on a freelance basis and developing a variety of projects. Recent activities include The Bootlegger Blues (Lighthouse Festival); Crystals, Karaoke, and Cross-Border Shopping (a musical developed at last year's Rhubarb! Festival); developing 2 scripts by Betty Jane Wylie; and developing a collective creation -- Mountains, The Tibetan Project. Currently Vinetta is also appearing as Esther, the McDeere maid, on the new television soap -- Family Passions" (qtd. from "Tit for Tat Program. 1994).
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A futuristic all-female production of Julius Caesar.
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