Media Thursday: not quite the Ides of March

Today is Thursday, so that means “media day,” on which I like to focus on some Shakespeare-related work. This week, I want to preview something on the horizon:

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When in Rome…

OK, so as I’ve mentioned a number of times, I finished off my long-term sub gig at ACHS last week. I just want to share a pretty cool assessment that I put together for the end of Julius Caesar for the English 2 Honors class.

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Watered-down Ant’ny

Like I said a couple of days back, in a sense, Antony and Cleopatra is a continuation of the tale begun in Julius Caesar. Not a true sequel, perhaps–as it shares neither protagonist nor central conflict. But we do have three characters that span both plays. Over the course of a few entries, let’s take a look at the changes in characterizations between the two plays.

Let’s wrap this up with a look at our titular Ant’ny, shall we?

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Octavian: last man standing

Like I said a couple of days back, in a sense, Antony and Cleopatra is a continuation of the tale begun in Julius Caesar. Not a true sequel, mind you–as it shares neither protagonist nor central conflict. But we do have three characters that span both plays. Over the course of a few entries, let’s take a look at the changes in characterizations between the two plays.

Let’s take a look at ol’ (er, make that young) Octavian, shall we?

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Alas, poor Lepidus

In a sense, Antony and Cleopatra is a continuation of the tale begun in Julius Caesar. Not a true sequel, perhaps–as it shares neither protagonist nor central conflict. But we do have three characters that span both plays. Over the course of the next few entries, let’s take a look at the changes in characterizations between the two plays.

Let’s start with the easy one: Lepidus.

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Julius Caesar: Plutarch’s Lives and Shakespeare’s “history” and fictions [INFOGRAPHIC]

This week is beginning as the school year winds to a close, so for all you high school teachers out there who waited until the last minute to get your Bard in, have I got something for you: a new infographic on my Teachers Pay Teachers page! Let’s venture back to Rome…and the times of Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar: Character Map

Another month, another infographic…

Here’s a infographic with a character map for Julius Caesar.  Part of workshops for the play from BillWalthall.com.

JPEG thumbnail of Character Map for Julius Caesar; infographic by the Bill / Shakespeare Project
JPEG thumbnail of Character Map for Julius Caesar; infographic by the Bill / Shakespeare Project

[updated 3/25/19]

[pdf available for download at Teachers Pay Teachers]

Podcast 91: Julius Caesar: Directorial Concept and Wrap-Up

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This week’s podcast concludes our two month-long discussion of Julius Caesar, with a directorial concept, the winner of a contest, and a wrap-up of the play.

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Julius Caesar: the wrap-up

So, after two months with a play I really didn’t enjoy all that much in the classroom, what’s my thinking now on Julius Caesar?

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