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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

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Transcript of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
ACT I
ACT II
Characters
JULIUS CAESAR
OCTAVIUS CAESAR
MARCUS ANTONIUS
M. AEMILIUS LEPIDUS
Cicero
Publius
Popilius Lena
Triumvirs after the death
of Julius Ceasar
Senators
Conspirators against Julius Caesar
Marcus Brutus
Cassius
Casca
Trebonius
Caius Ligarius
Decius Brutus
Metellus Cimber
Cinna
Friends of
Brutus and Cassius
Lucilius
Titinius
Messala
Young Cato
Volumnius
Servants/Officers to Brutus
Varro
Clitus
Claudius
Strato
Lucius
Dardanius
Others
A soothsayer
Cinna, the poet
Artemidorus
Another Poet
Flavius and Marullus, Tribunes
Setting
Lupercalia
Location
Exposition
A Roman festival celebrating the wolf that suckled to Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.
Lupa
Latin for she-wolf
The Lupercal is a cave at the base of the Palatine hill in Rome.
Festival of fertility
This will set up the background information for the entire play. Look for the following:
Introduction of characters and their conflicts
Plebeians vs. aristocracy
Social and Political context
Essential Questions
How do the pressures of society affect the views of the individual?
Can an individual ever have too much power?
What does it take to make someone abandon their principals?
How do we decide to join one group and oppose another?
What do we do when appeals to our ambition conflict with our sense of honor?
Scene 1
Establishes the main political conflict. Is Caesar the people's defender or manipulator?
Scene 2
Caesar is warned of the
Ides of March,
and Brutus and Cassius have a serious talk about Caesar being crowned emperor. Cassius plots to manipulate Brutus.
Scene 3
One month later, March 14th, terrible omens appear and Cassius plots to conspire against Caesar.

Begins on a Roman street
Near what is called the Palatine hill.
Palacia
, meaning palaces.
Center-most of the seven hills of Rome
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