Julius Caesar tells the story of a conspiracy against the Roman ruler, led by Cassius and Brutus, leading to the assassination of Caesar.
Exploring the motives and rationale behind people’s actions this play is a great way to explore social responsibility as well as lots of other themes including:
- Power and Leadership
There are so many different ways of exploring the text but you may find the following particularly useful in introducing the text:
In 2012, inspired by the RSC production, Tim Crouch wrote the play I, Cinna. You can see the full play below.
I, Cinna focuses on the story of a minor character in Julius Caesar, called Cinna the Poet, who is killed because he has the same name as one of the conspirators. You can use the film as a stimulus to explore Julius Caesar in much more depth and further background, activities and discussion ideas are available to help you make the most of it.