The play opens on a street in Rome and a celebration is partaking to celebrate Caesar's victory over Pompey. Flavius and Marullus are angry that the commoners Are celebrating his win because just last week they hated Caesar; they think the commoners are traders
This scene takes place in a public place of Rome. A traditional race at the festival of Lupercal is about to take place. Caesars demands a runner, Antony, to whip his wife due to the superstition that a sterile woman can bear children if touched by one of the runners.