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The depiction of Caesar as he reacts to Antony and Cleopatra

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on 23 April 2015

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Transcript of The depiction of Caesar as he reacts to Antony and Cleopatra

Adaptations and transformations SAC: Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra in contrast to Charlton Heston's film.
What does this mean?
The meaning of the play is changed in its film adaptation
The adaptation ultimately affects the audiences understanding of the film
Hence, meaning changes when the form of a text is changed
Antony and Caesar relationship pre Antony's death
Caesar's reaction to Antony's death as articulated in the play
"The breaking of so great a thing should make A great crack. the round world should have shook lions into civil streets"
Caesar's reaction to Antony's death as portrayed in the film
Cleopatra Caesar's relationship pre Cleopatra's death
Caesar's reaction to Cleopatra's death as articulated in the play
"Bravest at the last, She levell'd at our purposes, and, being royal, Took her own way."
Caesar's reaction to Cleopatra's death as portrayed in the film
"Is not more man like Than Cleopatra"
"The ebbed man"
"to the boy Caesar "
"Antony becomes his flaw"
"whore"
"gypsy's lust"
"strumpet"
"slave"
"nag of Egypt"
"the god's rebuke me, but it is tidings to wash the eyes of kings"
"When such a spacious mirror set before him, He need must see himself"
"The arm of mine own body, and the heart where mine thoughts did kindle"
"We could not stall together in the whole world"
How is the meaning of Caesars character altered?
The audiences perception of Caesar?
The audiences perception of Caesar?
A Caesar who is able to reflect, lament, weep and grieve?
OR
A ruler who is ruthless, controlling, unashamed, menacing and cold?
So what??
"She looks like sleep, As she would catch another Antony
The audiences perception of Caesar?
The film positions the audience to view Caesar...
Whereas, the play...

Therefore demonstrating how and why meaning changes when a text is given a different form
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