History Theatre / JuliusCaesar

14th Sep '17 9:47:49 PM snichols1973
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* StupidSacrifice: When Cassius sees Titinius captured, he asks Pindarus to take his sword and kill him. A few moments later, Messala reports that Octavius's forces have been defeated by Brutus's army, and Titinius commits suicide soon afterwards.
9th Sep '17 12:31:19 PM Dragon101
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* DumbIsGood: Brutus is portrayed as far-and-away the best-intentioned of the conspirators, but every time he overrules Cassius it's for something [[HonorBeforeReason mind-bogglingly stupid]]. Brutus nixes a suggestion to kill Antony along with Caesar, resulting in Antony becoming one of their greatest threats. Brutus overrules Cassius and insists they allow Antony to speak at Caesar's funeral, and Antony incites the crowd to riot with his speech. Brutus again overrules Cassius and says they must advance and give battle at Phillipi, rather than bide their time as Cassius suggests, resulting in the battle being lost.


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* GoodIsDumb: Brutus is portrayed as far-and-away the best-intentioned of the conspirators, but every time he overrules Cassius it's for something [[HonorBeforeReason mind-bogglingly stupid]]. Brutus nixes a suggestion to kill Antony along with Caesar, resulting in Antony becoming one of their greatest threats. Brutus overrules Cassius and insists they allow Antony to speak at Caesar's funeral, and Antony incites the crowd to riot with his speech. Brutus again overrules Cassius and says they must advance and give battle at Phillipi, rather than bide their time as Cassius suggests, resulting in the battle being lost.
22nd Aug '17 7:34:17 PM JulianLapostat
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Shakespeare's play has done much to make Marcus Junius Brutus into a Republican hero InternalReformist torn by ConflictingLoyalty. This characterization is entirely Shakespeare's invention and it's very compelling nonetheless as an aesthetic achievement but the real Brutus as per Creator/{{Cicero}}'s letters was a corrupt optimate and LoanShark who extorted interest from the poor by sending goon squads to make them pay up and there's much debate among historians, such as Mary Beard, if Brutus was really going to restore the Republic or merely angling to be another warlord dictator out for his own power[[note]]As Historians point out, one of the signs of autocracy and decay of traditions in Ancient Rome is generals casting coins with their likeness. The first to do this was UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat, and Caesar was following suit. If Brutus and Cassius intended to restore the Republic, them casting coins in ''their'' likeness is NotHelpingYourCase, nor is them putting daggers on the obverse, more or less gloating about killing Caesar, which goes against the whole IDidWhatIHadToDo reluctance that has become PopCulturalOsmosis[[/note]].
22nd Aug '17 1:20:47 PM Anorgil
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* DyingCurse: An alternative interpretation of Caesar's final words; Caesar is cursing Brutus to suffer the same fate as Caesar himself. [[spoiler:Brutus does in fact suffer the same fate, and at the hand of the same man.]]
16th Jul '17 8:19:57 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AntiVillain: Brutus -- consider how honourable and idealistic Brutus is in the play; then remember, the widespread idea used in Dante's ''Inferno'' which considered him the worst traitor in history along with Cassius and Judas.


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* AntiVillain: Brutus -- consider how honourable and idealistic Brutus is in the play; then remember, the widespread idea used in Dante's ''Inferno'' which considered him one of the worst traitors in history along with Cassius and Judas.
18th Jun '17 2:34:31 PM Eagal
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The play was adapted to film several times. The most famous is the 1953 version, which starred Creator/MarlonBrando as Mark Antony, Creator/JamesMason as Brutus, John Gielgud as Cassius, Creator/GreerGarson as Calpurnia, and Creator/DeborahKerr as Portia. It received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Picture.

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The play was adapted to film several times. The most famous is the 1953 version, which starred Creator/MarlonBrando as Mark Antony, Creator/JamesMason as Brutus, John Gielgud as Cassius, Creator/GreerGarson as Calpurnia, and Creator/DeborahKerr as Portia. It received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Picture.
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12th Jun '17 10:56:07 AM snichols1973
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* IAmSpartacus: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when Lucilius pretends to be Brutus after he is captured by Antony:
-->'''Antony''': Where is he?
-->'''Lucilius''': Safe, Antony, Brutus is safe enough.
-->I dare assure thee that no enemy shall ever take alive the noble Brutus.
-->The gods defend him from so great a shame!
-->When you do​ find him, or alive or dead,
-->He will be found like Brutus, like himself.
10th May '17 11:08:38 AM Smeagol17
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Although as noted below this play is much more accurate than his other history plays, Shakespeare did take some liberties. There were actually two battles of Phillipi over two weeks apart, with Cassius committing suicide after the first one, incorrectly think the Liberators had been defeated, and Brutus committing suicide after the second one in which the Liberators really were defeated.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Although as noted below this play is much more accurate than his other history plays, Shakespeare did take some liberties. There were actually two battles of Phillipi over two weeks apart, with Cassius committing suicide after the first one, incorrectly think thinking the Liberators had been defeated, and Brutus committing suicide after the second one in which the Liberators really were defeated.
5th Apr '17 7:38:45 AM jamespolk
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Although as noted below this play is much more accurate than his other history plays, Shakespeare did take some liberties. There were actually two battles of Phillipi over two weeks apart, with Cassius committing suicide after the first one, incorrectly think the Liberators had been defeated, and Brutus committing suicide after the second one in which the Liberators really were defeated.
5th Apr '17 7:32:57 AM jamespolk
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The play was adapted to film several times. The most famous is the 1953 version, which starred Creator/MarlonBrando as Mark Antony and received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Picture.

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The play was adapted to film several times. The most famous is the 1953 version, which starred Creator/MarlonBrando as Mark Antony Antony, Creator/JamesMason as Brutus, John Gielgud as Cassius, Creator/GreerGarson as Calpurnia, and Creator/DeborahKerr as Portia. It received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Picture.
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