Monday, March 15, 2010

The Ides of March Are Come, A Loose Association

The Ides of March is the day on which Julius Caesar was famously assassinated in 44 B.C.  According to Plutarch, Caesar was warned by a soothsayer, who told him to "beware the Ides of March."  This is also reflected in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.  On the fateful day, when Caesar saw the soothsayer, he said, rather derisively, "The Ides of March are come." The seer responded, "Ay Caesar, but not gone."  We all know what happened next.  "Et tu, Brute," et cetera.

A few years ago, I got the BBC's Shakespeare Collection on DVD.  In Julius Caesar, Charles Gray plays the title role. 

Four years before he was Caesar, Charles Gray was in the Rocky Horror Picture Show as the Criminologist-An Expert.

Now I have to try not to picture Julius Caesar saying "It's just a jump to the left."

1 comment:

  1. ... and then a step to the right, put your hands on your hips and bring your knees in tight.

    Only way I beat MK to this line would be that she must be busy!