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Q: Caesar's will
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0221  Friday, 13 March 1998.

From:           Albert Misseldine <
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Date:           Thursday, 12 Mar 1998 12:00:52 -0500
Subject:        Caesar's will

We are working on a production of Julius Caesar. Last evening the
question(s) of Caesar's will came up. Like a lot of other things, it
seemed clear until we thought about it. Here are some questions we need
help with. Does Antony have the real will with him as he talks to the
crowd, or is he just waving a blank piece of paper? If he has it, how
did he get it - just appropriated it from under Calpurnia's nose?  If he
doesn't have it, how does he know it is now at Caesar's house, and how
does he know that Calpurnia will let Lepidus have it? If he had it, why
did he put it back in Caesar's house? Are we making something out of
that which Shakespeare didn't think about?   Cheers. Albert Misseldine
 

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