Enter CAESAR; ANTONY, for the course; CALPURNIA, PORTIA, DECIUS BRUTUS, CICERO, BRUTUS, CASSIUS, and CASCA; a great crowd following, among them a Soothsayer. CAESAR . Mark him and write his speeches in their books. Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in I run this site alone and spend an awful lot of time creating these books. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. November, To watch him closely and write his speeches in their books.

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F 9/18/01 PM Page i CLIFFSCOMPLETE Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Note: If you downloadd this book without a cover you should be aware that this. Free site book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec. Free site book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.

Second Commoner Why, sir, cobble you. Second Commoner Truly, sir, all that I live by is with the awl: I meddle with no tradesman's matters, nor women's matters, but with awl.

I am, indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they are in great danger, I recover them. As proper men as ever trod upon neat's leather have gone upon my handiwork.

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Why dost thou lead these men about the streets? Second Commoner Truly, sir, to wear out their shoes, to get myself into more work. But, indeed, sir, we make holiday, to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph. What conquest brings he home? What tributaries follow him to Rome, To grace in captive bonds his chariot-wheels?

You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things! O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, Knew you not Pompey? Many a time and oft Have you climb'd up to walls and battlements, To towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome: And when you saw his chariot but appear, Have you not made an universal shout, That Tiber trembled underneath her banks, To hear the replication of your sounds Made in her concave shores?

There, several of the officials, including Brutus, Decius, and Cassius, gather around Caesar and begin stabbing him with their daggers. Caesar realizes that Brutus is among his attackers and sees this as the ultimate betrayal.

He dies. The conspirators kill no one else, fearing that they will be seen as butchers rather than men with a clear and honorable objective.

Brutus points out that Caesar was overly ambitious and that Rome was in danger under his leadership.

The people are ready to condemn Caesar. Then Brutus leaves and Antony takes the podium.

Whether a man named William Shakespeare ever actually existed is ultimately secondary to the recognition that the group of plays bound together by that name does exist and continues to educate, enlighten, and entertain us. Beyond adaptations and productions, his life and works have captured our cultural imagination.

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Despite his monumental presence in our culture, Shakespeare remains enigmatic. He does not tell us which plays he wrote alone, on which plays he collaborated with other playwrights, or which versions of his plays to read and perform.

Furthermore, with only a handful of documents available about his life, he does not tell us much about Shakespeare the person, forcing critics and scholars to look to historical references to uncover the true-life great dramatist. An engraved portrait of Shakespeare by an unknown artist, ca.

Culver Pictures, Inc. Coincidentally, April 23 is the day of St. George, the patron saint of England, as well as the day upon which Shakespeare would die 52 years later.

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The house in which scholars believe Shakespeare to have been born stands on Henley Street and, despite many modifications over the years, you can still visit it today. After moving to Stratford in , he worked as a glover, a moneylender, and a dealer in agricultural products such as wool and grain.

But the rise from the middle class to the gentry did not come right away, and the costly petition expired without being granted. About this time, John Shakespeare mysteriously fell into financial difficulty.

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He became involved in serious litigation, was assessed heavy fines, and even lost his seat on the town council. Some scholars suggest that this decline could have resulted from religious discrimination because the Shakespeare family may have supported Catholicism, the practice of which was illegal in England.

SuperStock scholars point out that not all religious dissenters both Catholics and radical Puritans lost their posts due to their religion.The anger he must suppress causes Caesar to suffer an epileptic seizure. To have an ideal means to live for goals that are beyond the immediate self- interest. This shows, by itself, the rhetorical force of the speech made by Mark Antony. Trebonius There is no fear in him.

Cassius repeats his question. I cannot by the progress of the stars Give guess how near to day. A good example of this type of theatre was the original X Intro.

Iambic pentameter Though Shakespeare sometimes wrote in prose, he wrote most of his plays in poetry, specifically blank verse. Speak, what trade art thou?