Julius Caesar

Synopsis: The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Stuart Burge
Production: VCI
117 min

Caesar was chosen consul for the fourth time.

and went into Spain to make war with the sons of Pompey

who were very young.

The greatest battle fought between them in this civil war

was here, at Munda

and they put Caesar himself

in great danger of his life.

He slew 30 thousands of them in the fields

and lost of his own men one thousand of the best he had.

This was the last war

that Caesar made

and on his return to Rome,

the people nammed him

Perpetual Dictator.

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!


Hail, Caesar! Caesar!

Caesar! Caesar!...

Caesar! Caesar!

Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home:

Is this a holiday?

You, Sir...

what trade art thou?

A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience;

which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles.

Thou art a cobbler, art thou?

I am, indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes.

When they are in great danger, I recover them.

But wherefore art not in thy shop today?

Why dost thou lead these men about the streets?

Truly, sir, to wear out their shoes, to get myself into more work.

But, indeed, sir, we make holiday, to see Caesar

and to rejoice in his triumph.

Wherefore rejoice?

What conquest brings he home?

What tributaries follow him to Rome,

to grace in captive bonds his chariot-wheels?

You blocks, you stones,

you worse than senseless things!

O you hard hearts,

you cruel men of Rome,

knew you not Pompey?

Many a time and oft have you climb'd up to walls and battlements,

to towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops,

to see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome:

and do you now cull out a holiday?

And do you now strew flowers in his way

that comes in triumph over Pompey's blood?

Be gone!

Run to your houses,

fall upon your knees,

Pray to the gods to intermit the plague

That needs must light on this ingratitude.

Ave, Ceasar!

Peace, ho! Caesar speaks.


Here, my lord.

stand you directly in Antonius' way, when he doth run his course.

- Antonius!

- Caesar, my lord?

Forget not, in your speed, Antonius, to touch Calpurnia;

For our elders say,...

the barren, touched in this holy chase,

shake off their sterile curse.

I shall remember:

When Caesar says 'do this, ' it is perform'd.

Set on; and leave no ceremony out.


Ha! who calls?

Bid every noise be still: peace yet again!

Who is it in the press that calls on me?

I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music,

cry 'Caesar!'


Caesar is turn'd to hear.

Beware the ides of March.

Beware the ides of March.

What man is that?

A soothsayer bids you

beware the ides of March.

Set him before me; let me see his face.

Fellow, come from the throng;

look upon Caesar.

What say'st thou to me now?

Speak once again.

Beware the ides of March.

He is a dreamer;

let us leave him: pass.

Will you go see the order of the course?

- Not I.

- I pray you, do.

I am not gamesome:

I do lack some part of that quick spirit that is in Antony.

Let me not hinder, Cassius, your desires; I'll leave you.


I do observe you now of late:

I have not from your eyes that gentleness and show of love

as I was wont to have:

You bear too stubborn and too strange a hand over your friend that loves you.

Tell me, good Brutus, can you see your face?

No, Cassius; for the eye sees not itself, but by reflection.

I have heard, where many of the best respect in Rome,

except immortal Caesar,

speaking of Brutus and groaning underneath this age's yoke,

have wish'd that noble Brutus had his eyes.

Into what dangers would you lead me, Cassius,

That you would have me seek into myself for that which is not in me?

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