Shakespeare Uncovered

Julius Caesar's Impact on American History

Clip: Season 3 Episode 4 | 1m 33s

The events in Julius Caesar took place 2,000 years ago, but the idea of political assassination has a terrible resonance for Americans. One notorious figure, John Wilkes Booth, was obsessed with the character of Brutus.

Aired: 10/19/18

Rating: NR

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