Julius Caesar | Literature Criticism Julius Caesar and the Properties of Shakespeare's Globe

This literature criticism consists of approximately 42 pages of analysis & critique of Julius Caesar.
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Dennis Kezar, Vanderbilt University

"The World makes many vntrue Constructions of these Speaches."1

For an antitheatricalist such as Stephen Gosson, the Renaissance stage travesties the courtroom, leaving the defendant with no voice and replacing a single judge with an injudicious jury: "At stage plays it is ridiculous, for the parties accused to reply, no indifference of judgment can be had, because the worst sort of people have the hearing of it, which in respect of their ignorance, of their fickleness, and of their fury, are not to be admitted in place of judgment. A judge must be grave, sober, discreet, wise, well exercised in cases of government, which qualities are never found in the baser sort."2 In his indictment of drama Gosson charges poets and players with reducing the accused to a lifeless and common text, "openly...

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