Julius Caesar Storyboard - Act I

Julius Caesar Storyboard - Act I
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  • Act I, Scene I
  • What trade, thou knave? Thou naughty knave, what trade?
  • A trade, sir, that I hope I may use with a safe conscience, which is indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles.
  • Act 1, Scene 2
  • Beware the ides of March.
  • Here, my lord.
  • Peace, ho! Caesar speaks!
  • Calpurnia!
  • Ay, do you fear? Then must I think you would not have it so.
  • Act 1, Scene 2
  • What means this shouting? I do fear, the people choose Caesar for their king.
  • A street in Rome. The Feast of Lupercal, February 15th, is here. Marullus and Flavius, two tribunes who support Pompey criticize commoners celebrating Caesar's victory over Pompey, despite celebrating Pompey before.
  • Act 1, Scene 2
  • Ay, marry, was't, and he put it by thrice, every time gentler than other, and at every putting-by mine honest neighbors shouted.
  • A sporting event is taking place in Rome. Caesar is attending with his wife, Calpurnia, who is to be touched in order to lift her curse of fertility by Mark Antony, a good friend of Caesar, who is running in a race. A soothsayer bears a warning for Caesar.
  • Act 1, Scene 3
  • Are not you moved when all the sway of earth shakes like a thing unfirm?
  • Brutus and Cassius do not watch the games, but they talk about Caesar's rising power, and how it concerns both of them. There are three flourishes with people shouting and cheering, and Brutus and Cassius are confused by this.
  • Act 1, Scene 3
  • Who ever knew the heavens menace so?
  • The games have concluded, and Brutus and Cassius want to know what was going on. They pull Casca aside, away from Caesar, and he explains that Antony offered Caesar a crown three times, and Caesar denied it each time, explaining the shouting and flourishes.
  • Was the crown offered him thrice?
  • Casca and Cicero meet on a street as it is storming horribly. Casca is quite frightened, and describes strange things happening, and is convinced danger is near. Cicero explains how men may misinterpret things, and departs.
  • Why, saw you anything more wonderful?
  • Casca later meets Cassius and Cinna, another conspirator. Cassius explains that the storm means that the gods are warning the Romans about future affairs. Casca tells Cassius that the Senate will crown Caesar king the next day, and Cassius includes Casca in the plot to assassinate Caesar. Cassius then explains they must get Brutus on their side as well, and Cassius plans this by writing letters to him, posing as different Roman citizens, then planting them in his home.
  • But wherefore did you so much tempt the heavens?
  • Those that have known the earth so full of faults.
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