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The individual and collective character of the citizens is developed through a practical exercise as they respond to Brutus’s funeral speech.

MARCUS BRUTUS - Paterson Joseph
CITIZENS - Segun Akingbola, Mark Ebulue, Samantha Lawson, Simon Manyonda, Chinna Wodu
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - Gbolahan Obisesan
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7 September 2012

Classroom Ideas

Ask students to mark the moments when actors move and turn to Brutus in their text. Which words are particularly powerful, and why do they move the audience? Can they see any words not mentioned which they think were designed to resonate with the audience? Look at the use of repetition in this speech. Do the repeated words add pressure to the 'audience' of actors to respond to Brutus?

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