A picture for the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar


The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1599) is Shakespeare's tragedy about the events leading to the murder of Julius Caesar. Two tribunes, Marullus and Flavius, break up the Roman citizens attending a victory parade for Julius Caesar. Characters include Mark Anthony (his one and only friend), Marcus Brutus, Octavia, and Calpurnia (Caesar's wife). A soothsayer forewarns Caesar's fate: "Beware the Ides of March." Painting at right by Edward Scriven, Brutus and the Ghost of Caesar, 1802.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar frontisKarl von Piloty, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, murder, 1865


Characters Personae

Act I - Scene I Rome. A Street

Act I - Scene II A Public Place

Act I - Scene III A Street. Thunder and Lightning

Act II - Scene I

Act II - Scene II Caesar's House. Thunder and Lightning

Act II - Scene III A Street Near the Capitol

Act II - Scene IV Another Part of the Same Street, Before the House of Brutus

Act III - Scene I Rome. Before the Capitol, the Senate Sitting Above

Act III - Scene II The Forum

Act III - Scene III A Street

Act IV - Scene I A House in Rome

Act IV - Scene II Camp Near Sardis, Before Brutus' Tent

Act IV - Scene III Brutus' Tent

Act V - Scene I The Plains of Phillipi

Act V - Scene II The Same. The Field of Battle

Act V - Scene III The Fields of Battle

Act V - Scene IV Another Part of the Field

Act V - Scene V Another Part of the Field

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