The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0842. Tuesday, 12 August 1997.
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?