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!