Twelve by Shakespeare in 2012 has finished Julius Caesar. And sadly, our group has had to disband after this play, just when we had started the histories, which are my weak area, and about which I would most have appreciated some discussion. So. Well, I expected to find Julius Caesar a little dry, and I couldn't have been more wrong. It's wonderfully moody and suspenseful, and even exciting. Discussions revolved mainly around the characters of Caesar and Brutus--how they each rationalized their actions; were they justified or not in their choices; were they really motivated by love of the Roman people? I learned that Shakespeare used Plutarch's Lives as his source for this play, which motivated me to read the sections on Caesar and on Brutus, which in turn led me to discover that I really enjoy Plutarch!
Twelve by Shakespeare in 2012
The Classics Club