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    Julius Caesar and the Ides of March

    So the Ides of March are come. Every year at this time I commemorate the spirit of Caesar by reading Julius Caesar. I find that this is one of those plays that really divides people, you either love or hate it. So for those who have read or seen it, what are your thoughts?
    I wrote a poem on a leaf and it blew away...

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    Aye, Ceasar, but not gone. I really like the film version. Gielgud as Cassius did indeed have a lean and hungry look, James Mason made a stunning Brutus and Brando's Marc Anthony was memorable. Funny, the chap who played Ceasar made no impression at all! Poor Louis Calhern - lol. I love the play, personally.
    Oh no, not again...

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    Love it!
    One of my favourite Shakespeare plays. I was enthralled throughout.

    Marc Antony's speech is excellent, something I've re-read multiple times.
    Vladimir: (sententious.) To every man his little cross. (He sighs.) Till he dies. (Afterthought.) And is forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre Menard View Post
    Love it!
    One of my favourite Shakespeare plays. I was enthralled throughout.

    Marc Antony's speech is excellent, something I've re-read multiple times.
    I have to agree. It is my fall-back audition piece. And when comparing Antony's speech to Bruts' before it, you see how brilliant the whole thing is.
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    If you visit the site
    www.yourdailyshakespeare.com there is an unusual recent take on the Ides of March. It has to be recent given the proximity of dates. As you can see a Shakespeare based blog is added daily

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    You may have an interest in visit the site
    www.yourdailyshakespeare.com
    where there is a somewhat different twist on the Ides of March and the well known related quote.
    It is a somewhat unusual site but totally Shakespeare based

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    Sorry for the double entry. I got confused when I pressed 'quote' and I got a message that the text was too short or similar.
    I know that "... excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse..."

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    Interesting topic and a very good link to.
    I will have a read myself but I was just wondering what the title actually mean I am still not clear on it.
    Any ideas?
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Which title?
    I wrote a poem on a leaf and it blew away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Darnay View Post
    Which title?
    Hi Charles
    I mean the Ides of March.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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