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    Trump Supporters Unsheathe Knives on ‘Julius Caesar’

    Et tu, Shakespeare? Fox News has called out a New York City staging of Julius Caesar as anti-Trump, and two major sponsors, Bank of America and Delta Air Lines, have withdrawn sponsorship. The controversy prompted the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., to muse, “When does art become political speech?” A Fox post describes Shakespeare in the Park’s Caesar, who resembles the president, being “brutally stabbed to death by women and minorities.” The scene has infuriated political partisans, while the director says The Bard’s 1599 play depicts democracy’s fragility.

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