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Re: JC at the First Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0842.  Tuesday, 12 August 1997.

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Aug 1997 14:55:17 -0400
Subject: 8.0833  Re: JC at the First Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0833  Re: JC at the First Globe

Steve Sohmer wrote:

I wonder if this means that the actor who played Hamlet also played
Brutus, since Polonius continues in a most point way: "I did enact
Julius Caesar.  I was killed i' Th.' Capitol. Brutus killed me"(1912-3).

We know that Burbage played Hamlet  -- for example, the speeches in Act
V fixing Halmet's age at 35 and commenting on his fatness were probably
inserted to justify having a young athlete played by a middle-aged fat
man.  Do we know if he also played Brutus?

Larry Weiss

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