Setting the Scene Julius Ceasr

Topics: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Roman Republic Pages: 2 (587 words) Published: August 27, 2013

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Act I, scene two of the play ‘The Tragedy of Julius Caesar’, written by William Shakespeare will be changed from ancient Rome, to 1953 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas in the 1950’s had a lot of major events such as Frank Sinatra’s first performance at the Desert Inn and the Las Vegas Park opened but then closed due to 12 fatal accidents. The nightlife of Las Vegas is a perfect setting because it fits in with the backstory of all of the characters. The backstory is that Julius Ceasar, who will be changed to a female named Julia, started up her own business in New Jersey that started off well but soon started to fail so to get back on top Julia turned to illegal activity. Julia Caesar has almost the ‘killer with a conscious’ personality. Even though Caesar started off doing illegal activity that made her rich, Caesar is giving back to the community such as giving fundings for schools and giving a lot of money to charities. The people instead of disliking her or fearing her, see her as their hero. Caesar made more money and tried to expand in Las Vegas where Caesar made it big. Once Caesar started to gain more than enough wealth she started to build more casinos and hotel. Caesar eventually became the leading boss in Las Vegas, through her businesses as well as through illegal activity.

The characters have changed as well. Calpurnia is now Caesar’s sister instead of Caesar’s wife. Calpurnia is not mentioned a lot in this scene, only on passing but being Caesar's sister is justified to why she is in this particular scene. Antony and Casca are business partners of Caesar, but Cassius and Brutus are also associates of Caesar but they are the most confided associates of Caesar, they are the ones that Caesar started off when she was almost in ruins so Caesar trusts them with her life.

This scene still works because the emotions of the characters are still the same. Even though they are in different periods the reason behind their action is still...
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