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Overview


Synopsis

Julius Caesar has just emerged victorious in a series of Roman civil wars and has become extremely popular with the populous. A fellow general, Cassius, organizes a group of conspirators -- including Caesar's close friend, Brutus -- to stop Caesar from becoming king. Meanwhile, Caesar ignores warnings from both a soothsayer and his wife, Calpurnia. The conspirators pretend to petition for a recall so that they may crowd around Caesar, and then stab him to death. Caesar fights back at first, but when he sees Brutus takes his turn, Caesar gives in to his fate. Caesars' friend, Mark Antony, then speaks to the crowds and unites them against the conspirators. Antony agrees to join Octavius Caesar and General Lepidus in a three-man government. Civil war, now, erupts between the new government and the conspirators. In the end Antony's forces are victorious and Brutus commits suicide.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
5 Acts
First Produced:
1599
Genres
Drama, Historical/Biographical
Time & Place
rome
Cast Size
large
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Ideal For
male-heavy cast, male-forward, university theatre, professional theatre, high school theatre, outdoor theatre, community theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult, elderly characters

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