Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 2

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SECOND PLEBEIAN

Give him a statue with his ancestors!

SECOND PLEBEIAN

Let’s build a statue of him, near those of his ancestors!

THIRD PLEBEIAN

Let him be Caesar!

THIRD PLEBEIAN

Let him become Caesar!

FOURTH PLEBEIAN

    Caesar’s better parts
Shall be crowned in Brutus!

FOURTH PLEBEIAN

Caesar’s better qualities exist in Brutus, and we will crown him.

FIRST PLEBEIAN

50We’ll bring him to his house with shouts and clamors.

FIRST PLEBEIAN

We’ll bring him to his house with shouts and celebration!

BRUTUS

My countrymen—

BRUTUS

My countrymen—

SECOND PLEBEIAN

    Peace, silence! Brutus speaks.

SECOND PLEBEIAN

Silence! Brutus speaks.

FIRST PLEBEIAN

Peace, ho!

FIRST PLEBEIAN

Quiet there!

BRUTUS

Good countrymen, let me depart alone.
And, for my sake, stay here with Antony.
55Do grace to Caesar’s corpse, and grace his speech
Tending to Caesar’s glories, which Mark Antony
By our permission is allowed to make.
I do entreat you, not a man depart,
Save I alone, till Antony have spoke.

BRUTUS

Good countrymen, let me leave alone. I want you to stay here with Antony to pay respects to Caesar’s corpse and listen to Antony’s speech about Caesar’s glories, which he gives with our permission. I ask that none of you leave, except myself, until Antony has finished.
Exit BRUTUS
BRUTUS exits.

FIRST PLEBEIAN

60Stay, ho! And let us hear Mark Antony.

FIRST PLEBEIAN

Let’s stay and hear Mark Antony.

THIRD PLEBEIAN

Let him go up into the public chair.
We’ll hear him.—Noble Antony, go up.

THIRD PLEBEIAN

Let him mount the pulpit. We’ll listen to him. Noble Antony, mount the podium.

ANTONY

For Brutus' sake, I am beholding to you.
(ascends the pulpit)

ANTONY

For Brutus’s sake, I am indebted to you.
(he steps up into the pulpit)