Brutus is a politician who is devoted to the Roman republic. He is married to Portia.
Cassius is a politician and an old friend of Brutus. He wants to overthrow Caesar.
Caesar is the most powerful man in Rome and its ruler. He is a general and is married to Calphurnia.
Antony is a politician and a general. He is a loyal friend of Caesar.
Portia is married to Brutus. Her father, Cato, was a nobleman who was known for his integrity.
Calphurnia is married to Caesar. She believes strongly in superstition and omens.
The conspirators are a group of senators who work with Cassius and Brutus to kill Caesar. They are called Casca, Decius, Cinna, Metellus Cimber, Ligarius and Trebonius.
Octavius Caesar is Caesar’s great-nephew and his chosen heir. He will rule Rome when Caesar dies.
Cinna is a Poet. He is mistaken for a conspirator with the same name.
The Soothsayer is a fortune teller. He delivers warnings to others.
The following activity is a great way to introduce the characters and ideas from the play for the first time.
Strike a Pose (2012)
The activity can be found on page 2 and takes approximately 20 minutes.
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