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The scene that I have chosen to direct in the play Julius Caesar is Act 3 Scene 1.

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Julius Caesar The scene that I have chosen to direct in the play 'Julius Caesar' is Act 3 Scene 1. This scene is one of importance and I will concentrate on the build up to the murder of Caesar. Julius Caesar is the character that I have chosen to direct through out this scene. Director (D): Okay Arnold. This is an extremely important scene in the play. As you know you play the part of Julius Caesar. During this scene you will have to do many things but the most important one is to make sure that you die well. As Caesar you are the greatest and most successful Roman 'ever'. You have won numerous battles and have created order within Rome. You believe you are so powerful, but this is your downfall because you are arrogant you fail to see what is happening around you. The influence that you have must be left behind. It must also be present in the minds of the murderers, as it will affect the way they think. At the opening of the scene you are standing outside the capitol on the ides of March. You are confident that nothing will happen to you, knowing who you are and realising that you're the most powerful roman and you regard yourself as a god. So when you are say to the soothsayer "The ides of March are come" you must come across as relaxed and have a calm tone of voice, also be dismissive because you think you are untouchable, this is a sign of your arrogance. ...read more.

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Once again the arrogance of Caesar is shown because you won't listen to him because you think you are is great. And remember as Caesar you must stay calm and composed all the way through. In the next part of the scene you have to walk into the senate house. C: But Caesar is getting older now should I walk slower? D: Yes walk slower, but keep your head high and chest out. Remember that you view yourself as a god and so should act like one, as if you are above your status! C: Ok that's fine, but at the gates of the Senate House won't there be guards? D: No because the people who plan to kill you are people that you trust so you treat them as friends, not as citizens, and so don't need protection from them. But this is your weakness, you misjudge their characters and in trusting them you show us that you have a weakness. C: So I'm not as mighty as I thought, especially with my deafness in my right ear and my 'Falling Sickness'. So all of these problems make my victories more special. How about Cassius, how am I to act towards him? I have already stated I don't trust him. D: No your not as strong as you think you are, but your belief that you are stronger shows your arrogance. ...read more.

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This is starting to make you annoyed with their constant questioning and anxious, you begin to consider their real motives for calling you to the senate. C: So I'm worried I'll make eye movements, to check for anyone who is behind me. My voice will become more worried. But still showing no exceptions will be made. C: " I could be well mov'd, if I were as you; If I could pray to move, prayers would move me.....". This means I would change my mind if they would change theirs, this means I've realised my fate and I'm not invincible like a God. D: Correct. You continue your speech about how you are 'constant' and how you are the person who is "Unshak'd of motion" even though everyone else moves around you. Cinna interrupts you. This makes you angry, and you show your frustration by saying "Hence! Wilt thou lift up Olympus!" you say this with force and meaning, this also compares you with the Gods. You should stand up to show you are in control, and are above them. The great Caesar shall not be challenged; you're arrogant to your last breath. Then as Casca stabs you in the neck with great fervour, he doesn't kill you, the others then stab you. "Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar!" You see Brutus come forward to stab you; you are shocked and say these words with sorrow, but not remorse. When he stabs you pull your toga over your head, admitting defeat. ...read more.

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