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" How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport, That now on Pompey's basis lies along, No worthier than the dust ? Cas. "
Behold the Man: The Real Life of the Historical Jesus - Page 425
by Kirk Kimball - 2002 - 701 pages
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Materialist Shakespeare: A History

Ivo Kamps - 1995 - 342 pages
...the moment that it seeks to reinforce, the historical and material determinants, of political power: 'How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty scene...over / In states unborn and accents yet unknown!' (III.i.112-14). In an augmentation of the practice of scripting, Brutus urges his accomplices to: 'Let's...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - 1998 - 218 pages
...are we suddenly made to confront the historical fact that their present has become our past? Casca. How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be...acted over, In states unborn, and accents yet unknown! Brutus. How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport, That now on Pompey's basis lies along, No worthier...
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Dental Anthropology

Simon Hillson - 1996 - 389 pages
...supplement what can be shown "within this wooden O"; Caesar is barely dead before Cassius anticipates "How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty scene be acted over" (ni.i.112-13). Humours and satirical drama use formal means to articulate insider judgments. The Induction...
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Shakespeare in Theory: The Postmodern Academy and the Early Modern Theater

Stephen Bretzius - 1997 - 154 pages
...describes and the one it performs. What starts out as a question ends as an exclamation when Cassius cries: "How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty scene...over / In states unborn and accents yet unknown!" (3.1.1n-13) a shift that again sets the performance at odds with the struggle for historical power...
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Shakespearean Illuminations: Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg

Marvin Rosenberg - 1998 - 371 pages
...place by his famous anticipation of future revivals as theater shows: Cassius. Stoop then, and wash. How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be...acted over. In states unborn, and accents yet unknown! Brutus. How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport, That now on Pompey's basis lies along, No worthier...
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Electra and the Empty Urn: Metatheater and Role Playing in Sophocles

Mark Ringer - 1998 - 253 pages
...in effect to Cassius' lines in Shakespeare's theater when, kneeling over the fallen Caesar, he asks "How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty scene...over / In states unborn and accents yet unknown!" 66 In both the Shakespearean and Sophoclean theater the audience enjoys a double perspective; the past...
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The Genius of Shakespeare

Jonathan Bate - 1998 - 384 pages
...Caesar's blood and Cassius alludes to the fumre theatrical performance which the audience is wimessing 'How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty scene be acted over, / In states unbom and accents yet unknown'. Also without a source in Plutarch is Cleopatra's 'The quick comedians...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 52

Stanley Wells - 2003 - 352 pages
...and those of the audience forward to endless re-enactments, both political and theatrical: CASSIUS How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be...acted over, In states unborn and accents yet unknown! BRUTUS How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport, That now on Pompey's basis lies along, No worthier...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - 1999 - 512 pages
...their own dramas repeated on stages centuries into the future, as in Casca's lines in Julius Caesar. How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown!21 The idea of projecting the theatre of Shakespeare's time forward into our present, of giving...
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Tragic Instance: The Sequence of Shakespeare's Tragedies

Ralph Berry - 1999 - 228 pages
...he touches a deep vein of civic conduct and identity. The actors of the future whom Cassius invokes ("How many ages hence / Shall this our lofty scene be acted over") match the actors of the present. For "actor," like other terms in this play, is not really a universal...
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