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Putin’s Power Stirs Russians Watching ‘Julius Caesar’

Vladimir Putin, who has stirred up unprecedented protest to his more than decade-long rule in Russia, was not far from the minds of some watching the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar” in Moscow.

The story of betrayal and assassination of a dictator followed by civil war, set in a modern-day African country with an all-black cast for the first time in this production, was on its first foreign tour since it premiered in April in the U.K.