The Shakespeare Plays: Julius Caesar
In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry, of prophetic warnings--"Beware the ides of March"--and of moving public oratory "Friends, Romans, countrymen!" Ironies abound and most of all for Brutus, whose fate it is to learn that his idealistic motives for joining the conspiracy against a would-be dictator are not enough to sustain the movement once Caesar is dead.
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actor Alarum Antony's army ARTEMIDORUS audience bear blood Brutus and Cassius Brutus's Caesar hath Caesar's death Caius Ligarius CALPURNIA Capitol CASCA CASSIUS Cassius's CATO Cicero CINNA CLAUDIUS CLITUS COBBLER conspirators countrymen crown dangerous DARDANIUS Decius Brutus dost doth enemy Enter BRUTUS Enter LUCIUS Exeunt Exit LUCIUS Farewell fear fire FLAVIUS follow FOURTH PLEBEIAN funeral ghost give Globe gods grief hand hear heart honor humor iambic pentameter ides of March Julius Caesar kill Lepidus live look lord LUCILIUS Marcus Brutus Mark Antony MARULLUS means MESSALA Metellus Cimber mighty night noble Brutus Octavius Philippi Pindarus play poet Pompey Pompey's PORTIA Publius Roman Rome Sardis SCENE SECOND PLEBEIAN Senate SERVANT Shakespeare sick SOLDIER SOOTHSAYER speak speech spirit stand stay Strato sword tell theatre thee things THIRD PLEBEIAN thou art Titinius tonight TREBONIUS unto VARRO VOLUMNIUS word wrong