Desolation In Julius Caesar

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Tracy Power 's J. Caesar has high fidelity to Shakespeare 's The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. However, she utilizes the presence of noticeably fewer people. These characters, in Shakespeare 's text, provide moments away from the story. Comparatively, Tracy does not give us reprieve from the main arc. In removing the common folk she creates an overall miasma of desolation. This different cast size affects the play in several ways. Physically, there are fewer people on stage at any given time. The Folio 's Act Three, Scene Two uses many characters to show the number people who have affected by Caesar 's death. This use of public opinion and presence is a way of lightly exploring the tragedy. The Plebians are moved from “This Caesar was a
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