Over the next six weeks, my students will be reading and studying my favorite of Shakespeare‘s plays, Julius Caesar. I decided to read it again yesterday to refresh my memory before making my lesson plans. If you have not read Julius Caesar, you should be ashamed! It is the classic version of the assassination of Caesar by Marcus Junius Brutus and his co-conspirators. The play features some of Shakespeare’s most memorable lines and has influenced countless later works of literature. Antony’s funeral oration is a study in the use of propaganda (and will make for some great lessons). The examination of what makes power legitimate and how far men are entitled to go in defense of their liberties is as relevant today as it was in Caesar’s Rome or Shakespeare’s England. I am extremely excited about teaching this play for the next few weeks!
The Current Count:
14 Read, 86 To Go