Act 1, Scene 1

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Julius Caesar has achieved a victory over Pompey, but not everyone celebrates this new leader

Summary

Two representatives of the Roman government, Marullus and Flavius, confront a crowd of commoners and demand to know why they are celebrating. A witty cobbler and a carpenter explain that they are celebrating the recent military victory of Julius Caesar over a rival in the Roman government, Pompey. Flavius chastises the commoners for their fickle loyalty, and he and Marullus decide to tear down decorations that were put up to celebrate Caesar’s victory.

 

Interview: Marullus and the Cobbler

myShakespeare | Julius Caesar 1.1 Interview: Marullus and the Cobbler