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A word-by-word guide to Shakespeare's plays for students, readers, and performers.

Clear Shakespeare Akiva Fox

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    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

A word-by-word guide to Shakespeare's plays for students, readers, and performers.

    Julius Caesar Part 1: Introduction & Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2

    Julius Caesar Part 1: Introduction & Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2

    The text, sources and performance history of Julius Caesar

    Flavius and Marullus disperse the crowd

    The running of the Lupercalia

    The soothsayer’s warning to Caesar: Beware the Ides of March!

    Cassius makes his first overture to Brutus

    Caesar likes fat guys

    Casca’s story about Caesar

    • 2 hr
    Julius Caesar Part 2: Act 1, Scene 3 & Act 2, Scene 1

    Julius Caesar Part 2: Act 1, Scene 3 & Act 2, Scene 1

    Omens and portents

    Casca meets Cicero and Cassius in the storm

    Letters to Brutus

    Brutus’ decision in his orchard

    The conspirators arrive at Brutus’ house

    Debating who must die

    Portia hates secrets

    Caius Ligarius wants in

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Julius Caesar Part 3: Act 2, Scenes 2, 3 and 4 & Act 3, Scene 1

    Julius Caesar Part 3: Act 2, Scenes 2, 3 and 4 & Act 3, Scene 1

    Calpurnia’s strange dream

    The augurers find a beast without a heart

    Decius Brutus convinces Caesar to go

    The conspirators come to collect Caesar

    Artemidorus’ warning letter to Caesar

    Portia and the soothsayer

    The road to the Capitol and the missed warnings

    Popilius Lena jumps the gun

    Metellus Cimber’s request

    Caesar the North Star

    Assassination!

    Washing hands in Caesar’s blood

    Antony’s return and deal with Brutus

    Antony plots revenge for Caesar

    Octavius is coming

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Julius Caesar Part 4: Act 3, Scenes 2 and 3 & Act 4, Scene 1

    Julius Caesar Part 4: Act 3, Scenes 2 and 3 & Act 4, Scene 1

    The Art of Rhetoric

    Brutus defends killing Caesar

    Marc Antony’s funeral oration

    The mob finds Cinna the Poet

    Antony, Octavius and Lepidus make plans

    Antony’s real opinion of Lepidus

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Julius Caesar Part 5: Act 4, Scenes 2 and 3

    Julius Caesar Part 5: Act 4, Scenes 2 and 3

    Brutus has doubts about Cassius

    Cassius is mad at Brutus

    Brutus accuses Cassius of taking bribes

    Brutus is short on cash

    Brutus and Cassius make up

    A poet interrupts Brutus and Cassius

    Portia is dead

    Portia is dead again?

    The decision to fight at Philippi

    Lucius’ song

    Great Caesar’s ghost

    Setting off early

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Julius Caesar Part 6: Act 5, Scenes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    Julius Caesar Part 6: Act 5, Scenes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    Antony and Octavius disagree about battle tactics

    Parley before battle

    Cassius’ birthday

    Brutus and Cassius say goodbye

    Brutus attacks!

    Pindarus reports on Titinius’ ride

    Cassius’ suicide and Pindarus’ escape

    Titinius’ suicide

    Brutus finds Cassius’ body

    The second battle

    Lucilius impersonates Brutus

    Brutus’ difficult suicide

    Antony and Octavius pay tribute to Brutus

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

tannie 🥺 :) ,

Love this podcast

Sad that I found out about this right now :( I’m enjoying the explanation of Hamlet and has helped me so much throughout my reading. Hope they come back with more though

night-rule ,

More please!!

This is an awesome way to get to know the plays. I hope Akiva Fox will do more. I promise to kick in an angel or few.

JJBfamily ,

Worthy!

This podcast is absolutely worthy of every moment invested in listening to it. I began to listen to help me prepare to teach a high school class on Julius Caesar BUT I continue to listen because it brings Shakespeare to life and opens up understanding, meaning and appreciation for the plays in a way that makes them highly enjoyable! A tremendous resource!

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