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The Tragedie of Julius Cæsar Julius Caesar by William ShakespeareJulius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare It portrays the conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar his assassination and its aftermath It is one of several Roman plays that he wrote based on true events from Roman history which also include Coriolanus and Antony and CleopatraAlthough the title of the play is Julius Caesar he is not the central character in its action; he appears in only three scenes and dies at the beginning of the third act The protagonist of the play is Marcus Brutus and the central psychological drama is his struggle between the conflicting demands of honour patriotism and friendshipThe play reflected the general anxiety of England due to worries over succession of leadership At the time of its creation and first performance ueen Elizabeth a strong ruler was elderly and had refused to name a successor leading to worries that a civil war similar to that of Rome's might break out after her deathOther Titles of William Shakespeare Books 1 Alls Well That Ends Well 2 Antony and Cleopatra 3 As You Like It 4 Comedy of Errors 5 Coriolanus 6 Cymbeline 7 Hamlet 8 King Henry the Fourth Part I 9 King Henry the Eighth 10 King Henry the Fifth 11 King Henry the Fourth Part II 12 King Henry The Sixth Part I 13 King Henry The Sixth Part II 14 King Henry the Sixth Part III 15 King John 16 King Lear 17 King Richard the Second 18 King Richard the Third 19 Loves Labour Lost 20 Macbeth 21 A Lovers Complaint 22 Measure for Measure 23 Merchant of Venice 24 Merry Wives of Windsor 25 Midsummers' Night Dream 26 Much Ado About Nothing 27 Othello 28 Pericles Prince of Tyre 29 Rape of Lucrece 30 Romeo and Juliet 31 Sonnets 32 Taming of the Shrew 33 Tempest 34 The Winter's Tale 35 Timon of Athens 36 Titus Andronicus 37 Troilus and Cressida 38 Twelfth Night 39 Two Gentlemen of Verona 40 Two Noble Kinsmen 41 Venus and AdonisFor additional information on publishing your books on iPhone and iPad please visit wwwAppsPublishercom “Et tu Brute”These lines have haunted audiences and readers for centuries since The Bard first presented the play believed to be in 1599 when Shakespeare would have been 35 Bringing to life scenes from Roman history this tragedy than presenting a biography of the leader instead forms a study in loyalty honor patriotism and friendship“Friends Romans countrymen lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar not to praise him; The evil that men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones So let it be with Caesar ”Antony’s speech has been memorized and recited by hundreds of thousands over the centuries and still stands as a testament to subtle revenge and stubborn leadership“Be patient till the last Romans countrymen and lovers Hear me for my cause and be silent that you may hear Believe me for mine honor and have respect to mine honor that you may believe Censure me in your wisdom and awake your senses that you may the better judge If there be any in this assembly any dear friend of Caesar’s to him I say that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar this is my answer not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome ”Like Milton’s Satan and Shakespeare’s Edmund from King Lear the most interesting character in the play is the villain Brutus But was he truly a villain He was certainly written as a sympathetic antagonist His conflicting thoughts on loyalty and honor form the most memorable elements of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays Julius Caesar abridged BRUTUS I love Caesar CASSIUS He's a power hungry bastard I think we should kill himBRUTUS Dude we totally shouldDECIUS Happy Ides of March Caesar Ready to go to the SenateCAESAR I dunno My wife just had a dream about you and the rest of the senators washing their hands in my blood so I think I'm going to call in sick today DECIUS Okay I'll just tell the guys that you're a pussy who lets his wife tell him what to do They'll understand CAESAR I'll get my coat Caesar skips off to the Senate confident in the knowledge that he's in a Shakespeare play where dreams don't predict anything and main characters never get offedCAESAR Hey why didn't anyone tell me it was Bring A Dagger To Work DayTHE ENTIRE FUCKING SENATE WE KEEL YOU CASSIUS Good he's dead Now to hold a huge funeral and let his best friend deliver the eulogy to the large violence prone mobBRUTUS Cool Take it away AntonyANTONY So the guys who killed Caesar aren't bad guys reallyCROWD WOOOO WE LOVE BRUTUS ANTONY but Caesar was generous and humble and basically god on earth and they totally killed him in cold bloodCROWD RAAAAAAA KILL THEM ALL grabs torches and pitchforks and kills fucking everyone including a random poet who has the same name as one of the conspirators I'm not even jokingBRUTUS Man ruling Rome was a lot fun when we weren't being invaded by Octavius CAESAR'S GHOST BOOGEDY BOOGEDY BOOGEDY AVENGEoh wrong play UhBOOGEDYBRUTUS Oh hey Caesar CAESAR'S GHOST Uhthat's it Not even an eek Fine whatever I'm going to see you a second time by the way BOOGEDY BRUTUS Huh That was weird CASSIUS GOD DAMMIT WE'RE LOSING THE WAR I AM OVER THIS SHIT Hey you hold my sword while I impale myself SERVANT Sure thing CASSIUS diesBRUTUS Let's see Rome is being destroyed all my friends have either been killed or comitted suicide my wife just poisoned herself and I'm about to be captured by enemy soldiers turns to audience HEY DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TIME IT ISAUDIENCE SUICIDE TIME BRUTUS THAT'S RIGHT diesTHE END In the course of teaching high school sophos for thirty years I have read Julius Caesar than thirty times and I never grow tired of its richness of detail or the complexity of its characters Almost every year I end up asking myself the same simple uestion Whom do I like better Cassius or Brutus and almost every year my answer is different from what it was the year before On one hand we have Cassius the selfish manipulative conspirator who after the assassination shows himself to be an impulsive loyal friend and an able politician and on the other hand Brutus the conscientious intellectual and lover of the republic who becomes under the weight of his guilt an irritatingly scrupulous moralist and an inept general concerned with reputation than success And then of course there is Antony brilliant vicious unscrupulous and ultimately as unknowable as a tornado This is a great play about politics and human character “Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once Of all the wonders that I yet have heard It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death a necessary end Will come when it will come” Beware the Ides of March Beware to those that have aspirations to rule You may encounter many enemies People who will thwart your plans People uite possibly afraid of your genius People suffering from delusions of grandeur I always say keep an eye on the son of your favorite sueeze Marcus Junius Brutus what a fickle man you are running around like a plucked chicken looking for your missing head ”He seems completely blind to reality an ineffectual idealist whose idealism cannot prevent him from committing a senseless and terrible crime” You let the insidious Cassius fill your ear with dilettante conspiratorial nonsense ”Cadaverous and hungry looking much given to brooding and a great reader; a scorner of sports and light diversions a very shrewd judge of human nature and deeply envious of those who are greater than himself” So the uestion remains is Cassius the shrewd judge of character capable of seeing the future or is he the man consumed by jealousy who wants to see the mighty Julius Caesar fall You fell for that first man of Rome the republic is your responsibility and all that As it turns out you aren’t the only dagger maestro in your family Gaius Servilius Structus Ahala a distant relative of yours saved Rome from another tyrant named Spurius Maelius Of course that is all in the far distant past and might even be a myth but Cassius knows the right buttons to push ”And therefore think him as a serpent’s eggWhich hatch’d would as his kind grow mischievousAnd kill him in the shell” You might have said the line Brutus but the stench of it the green gray smoke of it smacks of Cassius Wouldn’t it have been prudent to see what Caesar intended to do with his power before you stab stab STABBED him to death“Et tu Brute”That must have felt like a punch in the gut given that you had his blood all over your sword and hands at the time Caesar’s parting guilt laden gift to you I’m just putting a few thoughts out there in the wind How’d you feel about Caesar putting the sausage to your mother Did the bedposts banging against the wall feel like a drummer hammering your skull Maybe Cassius doesn’t have to be that convincing CassiusIt must have been a real kick in the subligaculum when that hack William Shakespeare named the play after Julius Caesar My god man you have four times the lines and for most of the play Caesar is nothing than an apparition An annoying apparition by the way who keeps showing up at the most inconvenient times and saying things like ”Let loose the dogs of war”Letting Marc Antony live was probably a mistake He isn’t the brightest star in the firmament but he is a brave soldier A good leader but better as number two than number one You aren’t really a mad dog killer after all so the thought of killing Antony is like crunching on the bones of a stale dormouse ”Of course will seem too bloody Caius CassiusTo cut the head off and then hack the limbsLike wrath in death and envy afterwards;For Antony is but a limb of CaesarLet’s be sacrificers but not butchers CaiusWe all stand up against the spirit of Caesar” Magnanimous of you Brutus Well said but did you think ZOINKS after Antony dropped that rap battle speech at Caesar’s funeral Marc Antony ”Friends Romans countrymen lend me your ears;I come to bury Caesar not to praise himThe evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones;So let it be with Caesar The noble BrutusHath told you Caesar was ambitiousIf it were so it was a grievous faultAnd grievously hath Caesar answer’d itHere 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 The speech where he basically calls you a douche bag under the guise of singing your praises I’m not going to talk about the disaster at the battle of Philippi I think that might have been where the term Caesar salad came into common usage Marc Antony and Octavius join forces and break the will of your men We are all ready way past ready for you to fall on your own sword In fact I would have happily given you a firm Caligae to the arse if you needed a little extra encouragement If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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About the Author: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre eminent dramatist He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays 154 sonnets two long narrative poems and several other poems His plays have been tr

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