So I was running my lines for the tent scene (V.3) in Julius Caesar again, and I discovered that there’s a little bit at the end that the director cut out of the production that I’m in and that I’d kind of forgotten about, and then I just remembered that it was the bit that went with Cassius’ sexy wall-lean in the 1979 version and I was laughing.
And then I read it again, and:
did Cassius just
Now, I haven’t done an instance-by-instance analysis of usages of ‘my lord’ in Shakespeare’s plays, but as far as I can recall off the top of my relatively well-educated head, characters only refer to other characters as ‘my lord’ if they are either lower in rank than them or married to them. And since literally the entire tent scene was establishing that Cassius and Brutus are equals, um… that doesn’t leave us with a lot of other options.
Guys. I have too many Cassius feels right now and I don’t know what to do with them. But I’m pretty sure that this exchange sums up the whole of Brutus and Cassius’ relationship, because Cassius’ entire character arc (his entire tragic arc?) is that, platonically or not, he’s vastly more in love with Brutus than Brutus is with him. And this… this kinda proves it beyond all argument.
I fucking can’t.
i’m going to be the most put together girlfriend ever i’m going to talk to my boy like don’t forget to pick up milk did you take your vitamins we have a stretching class at five have you killed king duncan yet
please consider for a moment, samira wiley as viola.
hamlet au where everything is exactly the same only ophelia finds a cute girlfriend who treats her right and they grow a garden together and bring each other little bouquets all the time and laertes is completely supportive bc he is so overjoyed to see ophelia finally being treated right and being happy and in a healthy relationship and he helps polonius get used to the idea too and he makes up with hamlet and they become friends again and hamlet gets with horatio and gertrude is 100% supportive because horatio has integrity and a kind soul and also king hamlet never died and is like “well ok whatever makes u happy son” and nobody says anything about heirs or needing a queen or anything EVERYONE IS SUPPORTIVE AND HAPPY and ophelia and her gf go on double dates with hamlet and horatio and sometimes laertes tags along too becuase i refuse to leave him out and nobody dies ever and also claudius and fortinbras do not actually exist
NT Live’s Coriolanus tonight… It’s going to be interesting to see Mr. Hiddleston as Caius Martius Coriolanus, since the first (and only) Coriolanus I’ve seen is Ralph Fiennes and their physiques alone are very different. Tom is this almost dainty, gangly sort of a guy (even if he’s done training for the role) and Ralph is so savage with his bare scalp. But yes, I’m looking forward to the show tonight.
This is months later, but what did you think?
It was very good (obviously). I especially liked how Hiddleston portrayed Coriolanus’s selfish, proud mindset (even though I personally believe that Coriolanus is to a large extent misunderstood in addition to his arrogance). I might say that I still prefer Fiennes’s Coriolanus, though — I like the physical, aggressive nature of his Martius more.
- Tom o’Bedlam, King Lear
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