Caligula, or Caius Caesar Germanicus, was assassinated at the tender age of 29. But he managed to cram prodigious amounts of insanity, misrule, incest, and cruelty into that little life. He also once attempted to have a favorite horse declared consul. Albert Camus’s play, newly translated by David Greig, doesn’t feature any equine amusements—it’s rather too busy exploring ontology.

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 26, 2008

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