A review of william shakespeares play julius caesar

The speech placates the crowd. Brutus's speech is followed by Marc Antony, another one of Caesar's closest friends who questions the motives of the conspirators in public and moves them to grief over the assassination.

Julius Caesar

Caesar refuses to yield to fear and insists on going about his daily business. Octavius and Antony march their army toward Brutus and Cassius. The people love him, but wise and noble men like Brutus love him too. The threat the people pose is theoretical, not visceral. These scenes are well done: They face front, and they address the final lines of the play to the audience directly, their hands covered in blood.

Watching Julius Caesar just steps from the U. Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest— For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men— You remember the one, right? Beware to those that have aspirations to rule.

Caesar's nephew and successor culminating in the Battle of Phillipi before which the ghost of Caesar appears and taunts Brutus. He continues to justify his reason as to why Caesar must be killed. The play was written arounda time when the aging ruler of England, Queen Elizabeth had not yet named a successor and the nation was teetering on the verge of civil war.

His wife, Calpurnia, begs him not to go, describing recent nightmares she has had in which a statue of Caesar streamed with blood and smiling men bathed their hands in the blood.

Cassius tells Brutus that he has seemed distant lately; Brutus replies that he has been at war with himself. Marc Antony and Octavius join forces and break the will of your men. People quite possibly afraid of your genius. He dies proclaiming that Caesar is avenged.

Cassius is often presented as a sneak who, for his own selfish reasons, tricks Brutus, who is too noble for his own good, into killing Caesar. The play ends after Antony pays tribute to the deceased Brutus, lauding him as the noblest Roman of all because he alone had acted out of patriotism for the Republic rather than personal motives.

Brutus and Cassius go to the Forum to speak to the public. They fear he will accept offers to become Emperor. Away from Rome, Brutus and Cassius are filled with doubts about the future, and they quarrel bitterly over funds for their soldiers' pay.

But Decius, one of the conspirators, then arrives and convinces Caesar that Calpurnia has misinterpreted her dreams and the recent omens. My god, man, you have four times the lines, and for most of the play Caesar is nothing more than an apparition. Their friendship is the solid and compelling part of what is otherwise a confused and crowded production.

Play Review: William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

A false shepherd focuses on his own desires and overlooks the needs of his people. While the other conspirators acted out of envy and ambition, he observes, Brutus genuinely believed that he acted for the benefit of Rome.

You fell for that first man of Rome, the republic is your responsibility, and all that. The citizen Artemidorus hands him a letter warning him about the conspirators, but Caesar refuses to read it, saying that his closest personal concerns are his last priority.

The speech where he basically calls you a douche bag under the guise of singing your praises. The two continue to prepare for battle with Antony and Octavius. Richmond does give us a crowd scene eventually, but only after the death of Caesar.

But because this production overlooks the causes for which men fight and die, it dishonors the fallen.Shakespeare’s account of the Roman general Julius Caesar’s murder by his friend Brutus is a meditation on duty.

First performed aroundwhen the English royal succession was uncertain, Julius Caesar confronts the dangers of political turmoil. Cutting the crowd obscures what is most important in this play: That it is about the end of a republic.

Book: Julius Caesar

In Caesar, two Roman patricians, Brutus and Cassius, believe that the Roman people mean to make Julius Caesar their king. They stab Caesar in the Senate house. Jul 04,  · Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s Globe, review: 'suits the Globe to a tee' Julius Caesar isn't one of Shakespeare's more loveable plays, but the Globe's new production is 4/5.

William Shakespeare famously wrote, “All the World’s a Stage.” And in Mendocino College’s current production of “Julius Caesar”, so is the entire Mendocino College theatre.

"The Merchant of Venice", one of William Shakespeare's best-known plays, gets the graphic novel treatment, courtesy of Campfire Classics, adapter John McDonald, and illustrator Vinod Kumar.

The play offers a carefully crafted and extremely clever plot and several strongly-developed characters, including Shylock the Jewish money-lender and Portia the beautiful, rich and intelligent heiress. Plot summary of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: The tribunes, Marullus and Flavius, break up a gathering of Roman citizens who seek to celebrate Julius Caesar's triumphant return from war.

The victory is marked by public games in which Caesar's friend, Mark Antony, takes part.

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