Who would you want to be?
Julius Caesar a great army leader who looks set to become King of Rome
Calphurnia Caesar's wife
Octavius Caesar's adopted son
Brutus a noble and friend of Caesar. Brutus has the biggest role in the play.
Portia Brutus's wife
Cassius a general and leader of the conspirators against Caesar
Casca a tribune (Roman politician) and conspirator against Caesar
Cinna a fellow conspirator
Cinna the poet mistaken for Cinna the conspirator
Mark Antony a general and Caesar's friend
Flavius and Marullus tribunes who are against Caesar
The soothsayer who sees the future and warns Caesar of the danger
Lepidus a wealthy banker who joins Antony against the conspirators
Cicero a senator (another type of Roman politician)
Messala, Tintinius, Lucilius, Volumnius and Young Cato Brutus's friends
plus other servants, soldiers and Roman citizens
To truly appreciate the play, you should see it performed.
To be updated soon
For a UK-wide listing, click this link: Shakespeare in Performance
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Retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children don't get much better than this. Lively, easy to read, perfectly pitched with fun illustrations.
Julius Caesar is one of the specially abridged plays for primary school children from The Shakespeare Schools Festival.
To find out more, visit www.ssf.uk.com
Illustrations © Adria Meserve 2014. Text © Penny Worms 2014. All rights reserved.