Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" Part 3: The Language


In Part 3, Professor Michael Dobson offers close-readings of some of the play’s most important speeches, including Brutus’s deliberation over Caesar’s assassination and the rival speeches given by Brutus and Antony to “Friends, Romans, countrymen” at Caesar’s funeral — speeches that display the potential power of rhetoric. Speeches and Performers: Brutus, 2.1, “It must be by his death …” (Anton Lesser) Caesar, 3.1, “I could be well moved …” (“I am as constant as the Northern Star”) (Andrew Woodall) Brutus, 3.2, “Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause …” (Anton Lesser) Antony, 3.2, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears …” (Mark Quartley)

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