Went to the Shakespeare Tavern last night to see Julius Caesar. As always, an excellent performance. But Julius Caesar just isn't my favorite play. There were a lot of first-time-to-the-Tavern actors, and they were all excellent, but I think there was too much grump interpreted in this version. Some of the conflict scenes dragged. Like the scene where Brutus and Cassius have a falling out in Act Three felt overlong, which is unusual for the Tavern where they understand the virtue of good pacing. But I quite liked the mob=Greek Chorus effect they were going for in Act Two. And the war drums were excellent. Overall, an enjoyable production. Except we were seated in the very front row, right up against the stage, and my neck has a crick in it from craning up.
Next month is two non-Shakespeare plays at the Tavern: Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot and Salome by Oscar Wilde. Salome is one of my favorite Oscar Wilde works so I'm quite excited about it.
In other news, I got jittery and queried the editor of In the Outposts of Beyond about the status of the project and he assured me that things were going fine and that the anthology should be going to print in August. Excellent.