A Dramaturgical Guide to Julius Caesar

Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2022

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Theatre and Dance

Department Chair or Program Director

Stull, Gregg

First Advisor

Williams, Marc

Second Advisor

Benson, Michael

Major or Concentration



The goal of this website is to document the process in which I collected and distributed historical analyses and important information to the actors of UMW Theatre's Julius Caesar performed in the first two weeks of March, 2022. There are guides to the play itself, historical context regarding the production and setting of the play, and the dramaturgical process completed while working on the show. Julius Caesar has been done hundreds of ways, with political tensions at the time of the production playing a role in the themes emphasized on stage. Researching the play and connecting the actors to the history and themes of the play is crucial for the outcome of the performance, and this website aims to relate the actors to the world of the play and introduce them to the historical complexities of both the setting and the time period it was written in.