Julius Caesar Part 3

Act IV, Scene 1 Octavius, Lepidus, and Antony are making a list of people marked for death. Lepidus agrees to kill his brother, but only if Antony agrees to kill his nephew. He does and then sends Lepidus off on some sort of errand. With Lepidus out of the way, Antony makes his real feelings … Continue reading Julius Caesar Part 3

Julius Caesar Part 2

Act II, Scene 1 Brutus calls for his servant, Lucius, who was sleeping soundly. Brutus wants a candle lit in his study, so Lucius runs off, leaving Brutus alone with his thoughts. Brutus acknowledges that he has no personal reason for killing Caesar. However, he worries what crowning Caesar will do to his nature. Great … Continue reading Julius Caesar Part 2

Julius Caesar Part 1

Act I, Scene 1 The Roman people are celebrating in the streets and resident party poopers Flavius and Marullus are quite perturbed. They stop a group of tradesmen and ask why they aren’t working. They question why the carpenter doesn’t have his leather apron and rule on hand. They turn to another tradesmen. He’s a … Continue reading Julius Caesar Part 1

Witches, Ghosts, and Murder Most Foul

The Best Shakespeare Scenes for Halloween Today’s the day, Halloween! It’s time for trick or treat and spooks and scares. What better way to celebrate than by reading some Shakespeare?! I know what you’re thinking “I have candy to eat. I don’t have time for Shakespeare.” Don’t be silly, of course you have time for … Continue reading Witches, Ghosts, and Murder Most Foul

Romeo & Juliet Part 3

Act IV, Scene 1 Paris sets up his wedding plans with Friar Laurence. The Friar is hesitant to move forward (with obvious reasons) asks about what Juliet thinks. Paris isn't worried about that. She definitely loves him, she's just too wound up in her own grief...over her cousin...who died yesterday. Silly girls. Juliet comes in … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet Part 3

Romeo & Juliet Part 2

Act III, Scene 1 Benvolio asks Mercutio if they can go home so they can avoid a fight with the Capulets. Mercutio scoffs at this request because Benvolio seems nervous about a fight and yet is always so willing to fight. The point is quickly made moot because the Capulets are on their way over. … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet Part 2

Romeo and Juliet Part 1

And now we dive into one of Shakespeare's lesser known plays... Prologue There are two families in Verona, where we lay our scene, that have been feuding for YEARS. But, two of the kids are about to fall in love and with their death end the conflict. That is what you are about to watch … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet Part 1

Titus Andronicus Act V

The exciting conclusion to a VERY bloody play. Prepare yourself for lots of death. Scene 1 Lucius sits outside of Rome poised to take it for himself. He received many letters from the people of Rome hate Saturninus. The Goths are apparently very fickle and have turned against Tamora, their former queen, to join with … Continue reading Titus Andronicus Act V

Titus Andronicus Act IV

Scene 1 Young Lucius comes running through the courtyard being pursued by Lavinia. He is quite upset and begs his grandfather, Titus, to help him. Titus and Marcus explain that he has no reason to fear his Aunt. Lucius had been afraid that Lavinia's grief had turned her mad and honestly he was being chased … Continue reading Titus Andronicus Act IV

Titus Andronicus Act III

This Act is real emotional so the summary probably won't be very funny...sorry. Scene 1 The judges, senators, and tribunes take Titus' sons to be executed. In a long speech, Titus begs for his sons' lives. He reminds them that he fought for Rome and their safety. He begs them to pity his tears. They … Continue reading Titus Andronicus Act III