Julius Caesar’s Impact on American History

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.

Premieres Friday, October 19 at 10:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Streams Saturday, October 20 at pbs.org/shakespeareuncovered and on PBS apps.