The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0556 Friday, 24 March 2000.
Date: Monday, 20 Mar 2000 19:30:12 -0600
Subject: 11.0540 Re: Julius Caesar, Cesario, Ganymede
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0540 Re: Julius Caesar, Cesario, Ganymede
Larry Weiss writes:
<I realize that many highly regarded critics have <concluded that the
<double revelation of Portia's death reflects an <imperfect redrafting
<Shakespeare. I respectfully dissent. The <interpretation postulated
<above adds so much to the character of Brutus <that I can't believe it
<was accidental. In fact, an argument can be <made that without this
<reading Brutus is an unbelievable stick figure; <with it he is an
<entirely human politician.
I like Larry's position; it certainly reinforces my understanding of
Shakespeare as a writer and adds to the meaning of the play.