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However, Mark Antony raises the citizens of Rome against the assassins of their emperor Julius Caesar, naming one of them as Cinna. Fourth Citizen For your dwelling,--briefly. He was the leader of a popular political party whose views were essentially anti-aristocratic. To be alive is to write, yet the poet stays silent. In the late Roman Republic, Gaius Helvius Cinna was a poet made famous by his epic poem Zmyrna, which focussed on the incestuous love of Smyrna for her father Cinyras. Full text, summaries, illustrations, guides for reading, and more. She attended the Teaching Shakespeare Institute in 2012. Overview. Even after he declares his true identity to the angry mob, he's ripped to shreds for his "bad verses." Then, to, answer every man directly and briefly, wisely and. CINNA THE POET. I, Cinna (The Poet), Royal Shakespeare Company, written and directed by Tim Crouch, 20 June 2012 (1.30pm) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Kate McLuskie, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham Cinna the Poet is killed by a band of wandering plebeian Romans. Fourth Citizen. Speeches (Lines) for Cinna the Poet in "Julius Caesar" Total: 8. print/save view. Where do I, dwell? … Some copies of Julius Caesar have removed the scene of Cinna's death, the editors feeling it is unnecessary and only detrimental to the flow of narrative. CINNA Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. I, Cinna (the poet) and Julius Caesar: the RSC productions. CINNA 30 I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet! Proceed; directly. In the play Julius Caesar, he is one of the key conspirators to plan Caesar's death. Ro Cinna the Poet in Julius Caesar Kammy Darweish in Julius Caesar (1987): Company 3, Bristol Old Vic, New Vic Studio, Bristol Hakeem Kae Kazim in Julius Caesar (1987): Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses (Act III, Scene 3). I do know him by his gait.'' Second Citizen That matter is answered directly. From the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble 2013 production of Julius Caesar. CINNA THE POET : Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. Cinna is the subject of I, Cinna (The Poet), a 2012 play by Tim Crouch, directed by Gregory Doran for the Royal Shakespeare Company, with Jude Owusu as the poet. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth performance in Tim Crouch's "I" series, retelling Shakespearean classics from the perspective of minor characters. Written by Tim Crouch. CINNA THE POET Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. The mix-up of their identities leads to the wrongful death of the poet Cinna: this, too, is thought to be historically accurate. This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. History The work was performed June 13 - July 6 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. He arrives late to the funeral of his friend Caesar, wishing to honour his passing. Second Citizen : That matter is answered directly. Cinna the Poet: Julius Caesar (2004, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, USA) Eric Bjarnson: Another Poet: Julius Caesar (2001, Utah Shakespearean Festival, USA) Mary Andrews: Cinna the Poet: Julius Caesar (2000, Judith Shakespeare Company, USA) Yvonne Cole: Cinna the Poet: Julius Caesar (1999, Judith Shakespeare Company, USA) Jay Turvey: Cinna Third Citizen Your name, sir, truly. Video design jolts us from his world, and into the mob, the mass. This is the fifth in a series of plays by Crouch exploring Shakespeare's minor characters. OPTIONS: Show cue speeches • Show full speeches # Act, Scene, Line (Click to see in context) Speech text: 1. Somewhere near its inception, however, the project started to sprout. He leaves one of the anonymous letters for Brutus, and is one of the more enthusiastic killers. Posted on May 3, 2013 Filed under Discussions, Language, Shakespeare. [If you like these activities, you might want to look at this lesson by Daina Lieberman, “Tear him for his bad verses:” Cinna the poet and Shakespeare’s Sonnets] I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. CINNA THE POET : Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. 25: Third Citizen : Your name, sir, truly. CINNA THE POET : I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. (Act III, Scene 3) - killing him and laughing with dark tragedy typical of Shakespeare that his poetry was no good anyway: 'Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses' (Act III, Scene 3). The Greek biographer Plutarch states that the Cinna killed by the mob of angry Roman's following Julius Caesar's death was a poet. Fourth Citizen. Whither am I going? 20: First Citizen : As a friend or an enemy? Unfortunately for the poet Cinna, he shares the same name as this key conspirator. I, Cinna (The Poet), Royal Shakespeare Company, written and directed by Tim Crouch, 20 June 2012 (1.30pm) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Kate McLuskie, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham … ... Cinna the poet is attacked and killed by the Roman mob because his name is the same as that of one of the conspirators. Cassius recognizes Cinna's swagger walk and says ''Tis Cinna. His name's Cinna. SECOND PLEBEIAN That matter is answered directly. Cinna the poet attempts to explain that it is not he who was part of the conspiracy, that he is but a poet, but the populace ignore him - 'It is no matter, his name's Cinna.' CINNA THE POET Truly, my name is Cinna. Now he gets the chance to speak for himself. CINNA THE POET. That's as much as to say, they are fools that marry: you'll bear me a bang for that, I fear. Once he was considered one of the conspirators the crowds ravaged and murdered him. Online Availability Online URL FIRST PLEBEIAN Tear him to pieces! Contents. III,3,1822. 29 : Fourth Citizen : Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. Very early on, an idea developed which would involve the live streaming of a live performance of I, Cinna (The Poet) into potentially every secondary school in the UK. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. One of the BBC's top 20 theatre shows for 2020, I, Cinna makes poets out of all of us when it comes to the Unicorn Theatre in February 2020. A strong theme to Julius Caesar is that of how disregarded both poets and teachers were during the days of the Roman emperor. Tim Crouch’s twitchy Cinna says he’s in brackets to real life. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. Similarly, the only man to give Caesar warning of the plot against his life is a teacher of rhetoric: and he is completely ignored. Cassius manipulates Brutus to help their conspiracy with Cinna's help - Cinna plants letters where Brutus is sure to see them, read them, and be manipulated by them. He is the one who first plants the idea of inviting Marcus Brutus to join their cause: he suggests this to Cassius. On Friday May 3 I joined Jessica Sharp, Amy McKibben (teacher-leaders from the OSU/RSC PD Program) and their middle and high school students at the Southern Theatre for a performance of Tim Crouch’s I, Cinna (the Poet). Cinna the Poet is killed by a band of wandering plebeian Romans. After the assassination has been carried out, Brutus delivers a speech explaining that the conspiracy was done for the betterment of the city and all those who dwell within it. Cinnais one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar. From the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble 2013 production of Julius Caesar. He’s Shakespeare’s unluckiest character. CINNA THE POET I am not Cinna the conspirator. Cinna is one of the conspirators against Caesar.. This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. A poet named Cinna is confronted by a group of conspirators asking questions. Cinna the Poet: Julius Caesar (2004, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, USA) Eric Bjarnson: Another Poet: Julius Caesar (2001, Utah Shakespearean Festival, USA) Mary Andrews: Cinna the Poet: Julius Caesar (2000, Judith Shakespeare Company, USA) Yvonne Cole: Cinna the Poet: Julius Caesar (1999, Judith Shakespeare Company, USA) Jay Turvey: Cinna I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth performance in Tim Crouch's "I" series, retelling Shakespearean classics from the perspective of minor characters. THIRD PLEBEIAN Your name, sir, truly. Cinna the poet attempts to explain that it is not he who was part of the conspiracy, that he is but a poet, but the populace ignore him - 'It is no matter, his name's Cinna.' Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. fire-brands: to Brutus', to Cassius'; burn all: some to Decius'. It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his. Monday, August 10, 2020. FOURTH PLEBEIAN 25 For your dwelling—briefly. William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, a tragedy which explores the conspiracy against and assassination of the Roman emperor. I, Cinna: The Streaming of Shakespeare's Bard The minor poet from Julius Caesar is to be filmed by students and beamed into secondary schools by Tim Crouch Tuesday, 12 June 2012 Production Details: I, Cinna (The Poet) Presented by Unicorn Theatre via Zoom, 10–22 July, 2020.Directed by Naomi Wirthner. CINNA THE POET : Directly, I am going to Caesar's funeral. CINNA THE POET : Truly, my name is Cinna. He's also assigned the task of planting some phony documents in Brutus' room. CINNA THE POET Tim Crouch in I, Cinna (The Poet) at Unicorn Theatre, London. CINNA As a friend. First Citizen : Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. I, Cinna (the Poet) is a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company, project sponsor CISCO, digital media and design college Ravensbourne, and the research and education network Janet. The three men then talk about the plot against Caesar, with Cinna asking Cassius to try to convince Brutus to join in the conspiracy. 25: Third Citizen : Your name, sir, truly. Fourth Citizen : For your dwelling,--briefly. The first time we meet him is in Act 1, Scene 3 of Shakespeare's play. I dreamt to-night that I did feast with Caesar, And things unlucky charge my fantasy:... 2. This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. I, Cinna (The Poet) I, Cinna (The Poet) is a drama written and directed by Tim Crouch and starring Jude Owusu, inspired by the RSC's 2012 production of Julius Caesar, directed by Gregory Doran. In this exposition, I, Cinna (the poet) gives voice to one of Shakespeare’s unluckiest individuals. The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar. CINNA Truly, my name is Cinna. Cinna's literary fame was established by his magnum opus "Zmyrna", a mythological epic poem focused on the incestuous love of Smyrna (or Myrrha) for her father Cinyras, treated after the erudite and allusive manner of the Alexandrian poets.He was a friend of Catullus (poem 10, 29–30: meus sodalis / Cinna est Gaius).When "Zmyrna" was completed in about 55 BC, Catullus … Cassius tells Cinna not to worry and then asks him to plant some fake notes in Br… CINNA THE POET : As a friend. Tim’s recent play Beginners premiered at the Unicorn in 2018, played to full houses and critical acclaim, and won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences. Come, brands ho! The crowd do not care that this Cinna is not the one they have been searching for: the name is enough, he will do as a symbol to take out their rage and vengeance upon. History The work was performed June 13 - July 6 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. It is, like several of Shakespeare's plays, based on historical events. (3.3.28-36) Yikes! Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses (Act III, Scene 3). He attempts to answer them wittily, but they become angry and decide to kill him because he has the same name as one of the conspirators, although he protests that he is not the same man. Cinna the conspirator shouldn't be confused with Cinna the poet. I, Cinna (The Poet) was commissioned to be performed in schools – for ages 11 plus. First commissioned by the RSC and performed in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2012 I, Cinna (The Poet) is a piece that I was aware of and had long wanted to see so this is a welcome revival. The poet Cinna hardly speaks a word in Julius Caesar before he’s mistaken for someone else and torn to pieces by the mob. Fleshing out a minor character in Julius Caesar, playwright and theatre-maker Tim Crouch gives Shakespeare's poet Cinna his own show about "words and actions, art, power and protest". There are two characters named Cinna in Julius Caesar: Cinna the conspirator and Cinna the poet. The story of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar told through the eyes of a jiggling fool, a lowly poet having bad dreams, a man who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time… with the wrong name… while history thunders past. It is according to several sources, including Valerium Maximus and Dio Cassius, that the poet Cinna was executed at the funeral of Julius Caesar in 44 BC as he was mistaken for the assassin Lucius Cornelius Cinna. He has a distinct way of walking. I, Cinna (The Poet), Royal Shakespeare Company, written and directed by Tim Crouch, 20 June 2012 (1.30pm) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Kate McLuskie, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham … I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. First Citizen Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. Pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him going. Cinna the poet from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, faced a tragic ending. Cinna the conspirator strongly disapproved of how Julius Caesar ran the Roman Empire. Online Availability Online URL The plebeians initially attack him as a conspirator, but when they find out who he really is, they are still perfectly prepared to kill him, this time "for his bad verses." He’s a conspirator. (Act III, Scene 3) - killing him and laughing with dark tragedy typical of Shakespeare that his poetry was no good anyway: 'Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses' (Act III, Scene 3). I, Cinna (the Poet) is a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company, project sponsor CISCO, digital media and design college Ravensbourne, and the research and education network Janet. Owusu is Cinna, the poet from Julius Caesar, in this film of Tim Crouch’s monologue, part of his series magnifying the experiences of minor characters from Shakespeare. Cassius and Casca are hanging out and chatting when they hear someone walking up to the them. Tear him, tear him! However, it is symbolic not only of the previously discussed theme of disregarded teachers and poets, but also of the chaos that took the city following the assassination. CINNA THE POET As a friend. ShakespeareMag.com © ShakespeareMag.com - All Rights Reserved 2013 - 2020. The poet Cinna hardly says a word in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar before he’s mistaken for someone else and torn to pieces by an angry mob. Cinna (the Conspirator) We first meet Cinna in Act 1, Scene 3, where he schemes with Cassius about how to get Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar. Despite its name, Julius Caesar himself is seen in only three scenes of the play, with the major psychological struggle and themes of honour and friendship being fought out in the mind of Marcus Brutus, a politician of the time and a major player in the assassination of the dictator. This can be clearly seen in the case of Cinna the poet, wrongfully killed. It centres on the unfortunate minor player in Julius Caesar who is mistaken for one of the conspirators with the same name and is summarily torn limb from limb by an angry mob. FOURTH PLEBIAN It is no matter. Am I a married man or a bachelor? I, Cinna (The Poet), Royal Shakespeare Company, written and directed by Tim Crouch, 20 June 2012 (1.30pm) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Kate McLuskie, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham He barely speaks in Shakespeare’s play, here Crouch makes him defiant. Cinna the poet is being asked to account for himself, not only as a citizen, but as a poet, and he does not pass muster. An unfortunate poet with his name is torn to pieces by a mob instead of him. 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