History Theatre / JuliusCaesar

4th Aug '16 8:16:09 AM TheWanderer
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* TheOnlyBeliever: The main interpretation of the play, as well as the opinion of Anthony in universe, is that Brutus is this. The conspiracy to kill Caesar, despite the fact that it's supposedly about stopping Caesar from overthrowing the Republic and turning into a dictator, mostly consists of power hungry nobles opposing Caesar because they want that power for themselves. Brutus, on the other hand is genuinely distressed at the thought of Caesar being crowned. Mark Anthony's line eulogizing Brutus is the page quote.
-->[[SympathyForTheHero This was the noblest Roman of them all]]. All the rest of the conspirators acted out of jealousy of great Caesar. Only he acted from honesty and for the general good.
20th Jul '16 6:00:34 AM morenohijazo
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* DiseaseByAnyOtherName: Brutus mentions that Caesar has "falling sickness," aka epilepsy. ([[TruthInTelevision Many historians say he did]].)
10th Jun '16 6:33:56 AM AnotherGuy
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* StealthPun: "Beware the Ides of March" would have been one to audiences at the time, as March 15, not April 15, was tax day in England.
30th Apr '16 7:41:19 AM Aquila89
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30th Apr '16 7:40:53 AM Aquila89
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* CouldSayItBut: Brutus is an honourable man, so [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Antony won't]].

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* CouldSayItBut: Brutus is an honourable man, so [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Antony won't]].in his funeral speech, when talking about why he won't read Caesar's will to the crowd.
-->You are not wood, you are not stones, but men;\\
And, being men, bearing the will of Caesar,\\
It will inflame you, it will make you mad:\\
'Tis good you know not that you are his heirs;\\
For, if you should, O, what would come of it!
11th Apr '16 9:34:37 AM AnotherGuy
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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 1937 version by Creator/OrsonWelles was an attack on Nazism. The most famous is the 1953 version, which starred Creator/MarlonBrando as Mark Antony and received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Picture.
11th Apr '16 9:33:58 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''First citizen:''' Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses!

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-->'''First citizen:''' Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses!verses![[note]]In other words: "Well, you shouldn't have named yourself after Cinna."[[/note]]
11th Apr '16 9:32:17 AM AnotherGuy
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* ScareChord: In Creator/OrsonWelles' famous version, the play was considered pedestrian until they changed the murder of the poet Cinna by a mob. The change was that Cinna was grabbed by a mob accompanied by ''all'' of the keys of a pipe organ being blasted, as he's dragged into the darkness to his doom. Every performance was a sellout afterward.

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* ScareChord: In Creator/OrsonWelles' famous version, the play was considered pedestrian until they changed [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4b/fb/8e/4bfb8e7ed0f3957790dbff0d70f58b1b.jpg the murder of the poet Cinna Cinna]] by a mob. The change was that Cinna was grabbed by a mob accompanied by ''all'' of the keys of a pipe organ being blasted, as he's dragged into the darkness to his doom. Every performance was a sellout afterward.
11th Apr '16 9:15:35 AM AnotherGuy
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* PuttingOnTheReich: Creator/OrsonWelles' version was set in a Nazi-like Rome.
11th Apr '16 9:14:49 AM AnotherGuy
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* ScareChord: In Creator/OrsonWelles' famous version, the play was considered pedestrian until they changed the murder of the poet Cassius by a mob. The change was that Cassius was grabbed by a mob accompanied by ''all'' of the keys of a pipe organ being blasted, as he's dragged into the darkness to his doom. Every performance was a sellout afterward.

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* ScareChord: In Creator/OrsonWelles' famous version, the play was considered pedestrian until they changed the murder of the poet Cassius Cinna by a mob. The change was that Cassius Cinna was grabbed by a mob accompanied by ''all'' of the keys of a pipe organ being blasted, as he's dragged into the darkness to his doom. Every performance was a sellout afterward.
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