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With close reference to the text explain how Mark Antony manipulates the crowd after the death of Caesar

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  • Submitted: 25/01/2010
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GCSE Julius Caesar

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With close reference to the text explain how Mark Antony manipulates the crowd after the death of Caesar

'Julius Caesar' the Roman tragedy was written by the famous English playwright William Shakespeare in the year of 1599. The play is based on factual events, such as the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Roman dictator.

Although 'Julius Caesar' is set in Rome over 2000 years ago it explores themes such as ambition, greed, superstition, revenge, assassination and the universal theme of politics most of which are relevant to the present day and Shakespeare's own time, the Elizabethan era. Julius Caesar was assassinated; the link to the Elizabethan era for this would be that several plots to kill Queen Elizabeth I were carried out. The link to our own time in this instance is the assassination of JFK president of the United States of America. In all three scenarios the conspiracies were set against extremely powerful people who were in leading roles during their lives. It is because of these links that the play 'Julius Caesar' appealed to the people in Shakespeare's time.

Shakespeare's Globe theatre kept the audience engaged and produced plays that were relevant to

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