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The Body of Caesar, 1878, Act III, scene ii

The Body of Caesar, 1878, Act III, scene ii

Scene summary: Antony then enters with Caesar’s body. Brutus explains to the crowd that Antony had no part in the conspiracy but that he will now be part of the new commonwealth. The plebeians cheer Brutus’s apparent kindness, declaring that Brutus should be Caesar. He quiets them and asks them to listen to Antony, who has obtained permission to give a funeral oration. Brutus exits.

Link to the full summary and the information source: "Julius Caesar," SparkNotes.com - http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/juliuscaesar/section7.rhtml

Photogravure by Coupil & Co. from a painting by J.A. Rixens, L'exposition Universalle de 1878, Gebbie & Barrie.

Image Source: Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: "Julius Caesar" -- Shakespeare.  

 

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