A New York staging of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” sparks hot controversy in the age of Donald Trump. We’ll go to the play, and its politics.

Tina Benko, left, portrays Melania Trump in the role of Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, and Gregg Henry, center left, portrays President Donald Trump in the role of Julius Caesar during a dress rehearsal of The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)
Tina Benko, left, portrays Melania Trump in the role of Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia, and Gregg Henry, center left, portrays President Donald Trump in the role of Julius Caesar during a dress rehearsal of The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)

Guests

Joe Dziemianowicz, theater critic for the New York Daily News. (@TheJoeDShow)

James Shapiro, professor of English at Columbia University, focusing on Shakespeare and medieval and early drama.

Charlotte Canning, professor of drama, University of Texas at Austin. Director…