WOKE theatre bosses have warned that a Shakespeare play about the murder of Julius Caesar contains knives.
The Roman emperor was stabbed to death by his enemies, including former pal Brutus, in one of history’s most infamous assassinations.
And the Bard’s play Julius Caesar was first performed in 1599.
But theatre-goers at The Globe, London, have been told: “Content guidance: depictions of war, self-harm and suicide, stage blood and weapons including knives.”
The theatre says of the play: “Conspiracy to kill, public broadcast of cunning rhetoric, a divisive fight for Greatness.
“Ancient Rome has never felt closer to home.
“When Cassius and Brutus decide Rome’s leader Julius Caesar poses a political threat to their beloved country, there’s only one solution.”
English students studying Shakespeare at Cambridge University are also given trigger warnings about sexual violence.
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The warnings — red triangles — appear on their English timetables.
Lectures including Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus contain “discussion of sexual violence, sexual assault”, the BBC‘s Newsnight programme revealed.
The university said the warnings were “at the lecturer’s own discretion” and “not a faculty-wide policy”.
“Any session containing material that could be deemed upsetting (and it is not obvious from the title) is now marked with a symbol,” they warned.