1/12/05 ~ Caesar... again.

In class, we've started reading the Tragedy of Julius Caesar. This is my fifth year teaching... in total, with each class, I've now taught this play twenty-three times. And considering we also watch the film version with Marlon Brando, I've heard the play fourty-six times in five years.

It's not strange for someone to have every line of Breakfast Club or Princess Bride memorized. However, I know this Shakespearean play a little too well.

Yesterday, to keep it interesting, I made comparisions between the tragedy and films like Scarface, Godfather, and Goodfellas. We discussed distinctions between the archetypes of the villain, the reluctant villain, and the antihero.