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"Enter BRUTUS in his orchard"?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2137  Tuesday, 21 December 2004

From:           Philip Weller <
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Date:           Monday, 20 Dec 2004 12:48:27 -0800
Subject:        "Enter BRUTUS in his orchard"?

I'm working on an HTML edition of Julius Caesar (current address is
http://www.clicknotes.com/Julius_Caesar/index.html) and ran into this
opening stage direction for Act 2, Scene 1: "Enter BRUTUS in his
orchard." The stage direction is from the First Folio, sole authority
for the text of the play.  My question is: Does this stage direction
represent some stage practice, or is it only a reader's aid?  If it's a
reader's aid, are there other examples of such stage directions in the
First Folio?

-- Sincerely, Philip Weller Shakespeare Navigators
http://www.clicknotes.com

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