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“Take, but good note, and you shall see in him/The Triple pillar of the world transform’d/Into a strumpet’s fool: behold and see.”

Antony and Cleopatra Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams  ————————– A couple of observations: 1.  G. Wilson Knight called Antony and Cleopatra “probably the subtlest and great play in Shakespeare,” adding “This is the high metaphysic of love which … Continue reading

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“Caesar, now be still,/I killed not thee with half so good a will.”

Julius Caesar Act Five By Dennis Abrams —————————– Act Five:  As news reaches Antony and Octavius that the enemy is approaching, the two men quarrel.  As the battle commences, Brutus attacks Octavius’s troops but Cassius, believing that his own forces … Continue reading

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“The strings, my lord, are false.”

Julius Caesar Act Four By Dennis Abrams —————————— Act Four:  Antony, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus have assumed the leadership of Rome.  Meanwhile, Antony and Cassius combine their forces at Sardis, but the two men quarrel when Brutus accuses Cassius of … Continue reading

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“But Brutus says he was ambitious,/And Brutus is an honourable man.”

Julius Caesar Act Three By Dennis Abrams —————————- Act Three:  At the Capitol, Caesar rejects Artemidorus’s letter but instead listens to a petition requesting that the banishment of Metellus’s brother be repealed.  When he refuses, the conspirators stab him to … Continue reading

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“And since the quarrel/Will hear no colour for the thing he is,/Fashion it thus…”

Julius Caesar Act Two By Dennis Abrams ————————– Act Two:  Brutus privately concludes that Caesar’s ambition means he must die.  Joined by Cassius and other conspirators, he agrees to kill Caesar, but Brutus vetoes the suggestion that Antony should also … Continue reading

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“Indeed, it is a strange-disposed time:/But men may construe things after their fashion,/Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.”

Julius Caesar Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————————- I’m struck by a couple of things: 1.  The number of well-known lines and phrases, even just from Act One:  “Beware the ides of March,” “Men at some time are … Continue reading

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“Beware the ides of March.”

Julius Caesar Act One By Dennis Abrams ———————- Major Characters Julius Caesar (later a Ghost) Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife The conspirators against Caesar:  Marcus Brutus, Caius Cassius, Casca, Trebonius, Decius Brutus, Metellus Cimber, Cinna and Caius Ligarius Portia, Brutus’s wife Lucius, … Continue reading

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