Click on the images below to find out more about the setting of Julius Caesar and what we know about where the play is set.

Every performance of Julius Caesar will be set in a place that has all of the elements above, but it can be staged in lots of different ways. For example, the play could be set in any military regime where a ruler has become too powerful, such as a dictatorship or a contemporary police state.

Why do you think it might be helpful for modern audiences to change the world of a play? What worlds can you think of where Julius Caesar might be set?

Teacher Notes

On this page students can explore some of the key things that we know about the setting of Julius Caesar by clicking on the pictures.

You can use these pictures, or other images, as a starting point to discuss what they know about the setting of the play and to think about where they would set the play if they were creating their own production. A great way of doing this visually is for students to create a mood board or collage of images that could be used as design inspiration.

The activity in the Teacher Notes on the Productions page develops on this and asks students to think about the messages or ‘ruling ideas’ they would want to put across in a production.