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Re: Julius Caesar
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0371  Wednesday, 14 February 2001

From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Tuesday 13 Feb 2001 11:54:05 -0500
Subject: 12.0329 Question about Julius Caesar
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0329 Question about Julius Caesar

I taught JC at Gr 10 level many times.

I found it useful to teach it as a political work.

Who should run the country: One person such as Caesar? A small group
such as the conspirators? A mob that tears poets to pieces?

Also useful to the students to compare the situation to who should run
the school? One person, the principal? A small group such as the
teachers? A mob of students?

And which bunch of teachers are out to get the principal? I was always
ready to be the noble Brutus but a really good Cassius never did come
along -:)

John Ramsay
Welland Ontario

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