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Correction: Shakespearean Trump-Threats story

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/22/2017

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 21 about threats made over a production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bank of America had pulled its sponsorship of the Public Theater. The company withdrew its support from the production of "Julius Caesar," but is still a Public Theater sponsor.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Threats to wife of Trump-like 'Caesar' play director probed

Police are investigating threats made to the wife of the director of a New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," which depicts a Trump look-alike character being assassinated.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating threats made to the wife of the director of a New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" that depicted a Donald Trump lookalike character being assassinated.

Police said Wednesday director Oskar Eustis' wife filed a complaint June 9 saying she received threatening phone messages she believes were related to the play.

She says one caller wanted her to die after saying her husband wants the Republican president to die.

The Public Theater's production in Central Park has garnered intense criticism since it opened.

Delta and Bank of America pulled their sponsorships of the production. Several people were arrested for storming the stage in protest. The last show was performed Sunday.

The theater said last week it stood behind the production. The director has said violence is not a solution to political problems.

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