Jack Kirby's Julius Caesar

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Abstract

In 1969 Jack Kirby, Marvel Comics' visual co-creator, was hired to design costumes for William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar by the University Theatre Company at Santa Cruz at the newly-built Cowell College of the University of California at Santa Cruz. It would be the first time that Kirby's cosmic designs would be translated to three-dimensional costumes. Just as he fell out with Marvel Comics, the play would inspire Kirby to create a new Shakespeare-inspired universe for their rival DC Comics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2019
EventPicturing Shakespeare: Shakespeare and the Visual Imagination - Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
https://www.str.org.uk/picturing-shakespeare-shakespeare-and-the-visual-imagination/

Conference

ConferencePicturing Shakespeare
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityMiddlesbrough
Period4/09/196/09/19
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    Chrisoulis, C. (2019). Jack Kirby's Julius Caesar. Paper presented at Picturing Shakespeare, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.