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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is a powerful Roman political and military leader who gets stabbed in the back (and the arms, legs, and guts!) by a group of conspirators who are supposed to be his friends. Will the...

Brutus

One of the conspirators, Brutus is supposed to be Julius Caesar's BFF but he ends up stabbing his so-called pal in the back, literally and figuratively. Does this make Brutus a villain worthy of a...

Antony

Antony is a good friend of Julius Caesar who launches himself into a major position of power over the course of the play. And, yes, this is the same Mark Antony who has a torrid love affair with C...

Portia

Portia is Brutus's devoted wife. She doesn't get a whole lot of stage time but we think she's an interesting figure, especially when it comes to the play's concern with gender dynamics. When Brut...

Calphurnia

Calphurnia is Julius Caesar's wife. Just before Caesar is assassinated at the Capitol, Calphurnia has an ominous dream that seems to predict Caesar's violent death. She begs Caesar to stay home,...

Cassius

Cassius is the ringleader of the conspirators. He's politically savvy and manipulative, and he absolutely resents the way the Roman people treat Julius Caesar like a rock star. More important, he...

Casca

Casca is a Roman conspirator who takes part in Caesar's assassination. Like all the other conspirators, Casca is worried that Caesar will be crowned king, which goes against the ideals of the Roma...

Octavius

Octavius (a.k.a. "Young Octavius") is Julius Caesar's adopted son. Like his adoptive father, Octavius doesn't appear on stage that much. Throughout most of the play, Octavius is off travelling th...

Soothsayer

This is the guy who famously and cryptically warns Caesar to "beware the Ides of March" (1.2.3). The "Ides of March" refers to March 15, the day Julius Caesar is assassinated by the Roman conspira...

Cinna (the Conspirator)

We first meet Cinna in Act 1, Scene 3, where he schemes with Cassius about how to get Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar. He's also assigned the task of planting some phony documents in...

Cinna (the Poet)

This poor guy is the victim of mistaken identity when an angry mob confronts him on the streets of Rome:CINNA THE POET Truly, my name is Cinna.First Citizen Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator.C...

Flavius and Murellus

Flavius and Murellus are two snooty conspirators against Caesar. In the opening scene, they catch a bunch of commoners celebrating Caesar's victorious return to Rome and try to give them a spankin...
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