Friends, Romans, Citizens…

Listen to this great actor give his interpretation Mark Antony’s famous speech of mourning.  I particularly like the way that he does not slowly iterate every single phrase: he allows some of the phrases to run on and pauses at just the right places to give the speech emotional intensity.

I almost believe him!

Almost, but not quite, because Mark Antony seems to be the consummate political actor.  Is it by accident he slips the word “brutish” into a speech about honourable Brutus?

If we can get this kind of pace going in our readings it will make the whole thing a lot more enjoyable!


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