I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. FOURTH PLEBEIAN 25 For your dwelling—briefly. The poet Cinna is stranded, using language as his raft. I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. Pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him going. Contents. 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. I, Cinna (The Poet) was commissioned to be performed in schools – for ages 11 plus. name out of his heart, and turn him going. Fourth Citizen : For your dwelling,--briefly. Cinna the Poet is killed by a band of wandering plebeian Romans. OPTIONS: Show cue speeches • Show full speeches # Act, Scene, Line (Click to see in context) Speech text: 1. 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 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 is the one who first plants the idea of inviting Marcus Brutus to join their cause: he suggests this to Cassius. He has a distinct way of walking. 25: Third Citizen : Your name, sir, truly. ... Cinna the poet is attacked and killed by the Roman mob because his name is the same as that of one of the conspirators. … 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. 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. Unfortunately for the poet Cinna, he shares the same name as this key conspirator. CINNA THE POET : Truly, my name is Cinna. 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. First Citizen : Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. CINNA THE POET : Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. CINNA THE POET. 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. Online Availability Online URL fire-brands: to Brutus', to Cassius'; burn all: some to Decius'. Cinna the Poet is killed by a band of wandering plebeian Romans. 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 Overview. CINNA THE POET Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. CINNA Truly, my name is Cinna. 29 : Fourth Citizen : Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. CINNA 30 I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet! The poet Cinna hardly speaks a word in Julius Caesar before he’s mistaken for someone else and torn to pieces by the mob. CINNA As a friend. THIRD PLEBEIAN Your name, sir, truly. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. In this exposition, I, Cinna (the poet) gives voice to one of Shakespeare’s unluckiest individuals. He was the leader of a popular political party whose views were essentially anti-aristocratic. I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. Directly, I am going to Caesar's funeral. This is the fifth in a series of plays by Crouch exploring Shakespeare's minor characters. 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. (3.3.28-36) Yikes! 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. 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 THE POET : Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. Posted on May 3, 2013 Filed under Discussions, Language, Shakespeare. The three men then talk about the plot against Caesar, with Cinna asking Cassius to try to convince Brutus to join in the conspiracy. Video design jolts us from his world, and into the mob, the mass. I, Cinna (the poet) and Julius Caesar: the RSC productions. house, and some to Casca's; some to Ligarius': away, go. 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. 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. Written by Tim Crouch. Somewhere near its inception, however, the project started to sprout. A poet named Cinna is confronted by a group of conspirators asking questions. (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). Fourth Citizen For your dwelling,--briefly. Proceed; directly. 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. Tear him, tear him! 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 Then, to, answer every man directly and briefly, wisely and. To be alive is to write, yet the poet stays silent. 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 am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. FOURTH PLEBIAN It is no matter. He’s Shakespeare’s unluckiest character. CINNA THE POET : Directly, I am going to Caesar's funeral. He leaves one of the anonymous letters for Brutus, and is one of the more enthusiastic killers. Fourth Citizen. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth performance in Tim Crouch's "I" series, retelling Shakespearean classics from the perspective of minor characters. 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. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth performance in Tim Crouch's "I" series, retelling Shakespearean classics from the perspective of minor characters. Third Citizen Your name, sir, truly. Am I a married man or a bachelor? It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his. William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, a tragedy which explores the conspiracy against and assassination of the Roman emperor. 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. 20: First Citizen : As a friend or an enemy? Now he gets the chance to speak for himself. 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. 25: Third Citizen : Your name, sir, truly. She attended the Teaching Shakespeare Institute in 2012. It is, like several of Shakespeare's plays, based on historical events. Come, brands ho! This can be clearly seen in the case of Cinna the poet, wrongfully killed. CINNA THE POET : As a friend. From the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble 2013 production of Julius Caesar. He barely speaks in Shakespeare’s play, here Crouch makes him defiant. Fourth Citizen. Production Details: I, Cinna (The Poet) Presented by Unicorn Theatre via Zoom, 10–22 July, 2020.Directed by Naomi Wirthner. The Greek biographer Plutarch states that the Cinna killed by the mob of angry Roman's following Julius Caesar's death was a poet. Quotes & Sayings; Quotes by Topics; People Quotes; Time Quotes 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. 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. His name's Cinna. I dreamt to-night that I did feast with Caesar, What is my name? 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). Second Citizen : That matter is answered directly. Cinna the poet from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, faced a tragic ending. Cinna is one of the conspirators against Caesar.. Cassius recognizes Cinna's swagger walk and says ''Tis Cinna. CINNA Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. In the play Julius Caesar, he is one of the key conspirators to plan Caesar's death. I do know him by his gait.'' Monday, August 10, 2020. 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. 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. Speeches (Lines) for Cinna the Poet in "Julius Caesar" Total: 8. print/save view. 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. 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 … ShakespeareMag.com © ShakespeareMag.com - All Rights Reserved 2013 - 2020. 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. First Citizen Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses (Act III, Scene 3). Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. A strong theme to Julius Caesar is that of how disregarded both poets and teachers were during the days of the Roman emperor. History The work was performed June 13 - July 6 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. 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. 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 … The mix-up of their identities leads to the wrongful death of the poet Cinna: this, too, is thought to be historically accurate. That's as much as to say, they are fools that marry: you'll bear me a bang for that, I fear. Where do I, dwell? CINNA THE POET As a friend. With Tim Crouch (Cinna). CINNA THE POET Truly, my name is Cinna. From the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble 2013 production of Julius Caesar. 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 There are two characters named Cinna in Julius Caesar: Cinna the conspirator and Cinna the poet. He's also assigned the task of planting some phony documents in Brutus' room. Cassius tells Cinna not to worry and then asks him to plant some fake notes in Br… 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". 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 Once he was considered one of the conspirators the crowds ravaged and murdered him. CINNA THE POET : I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar. Cinnais one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar. He’s a conspirator. Whither am I going? Even after he declares his true identity to the angry mob, he's ripped to shreds for his "bad verses." 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 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. Tim Crouch’s twitchy Cinna says he’s in brackets to real life. History The work was performed June 13 - July 6 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. 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 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. (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). Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses (Act III, Scene 3). 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 … SECOND PLEBEIAN That matter is answered directly. 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. FIRST PLEBEIAN Tear him to pieces! Cinna the conspirator strongly disapproved of how Julius Caesar ran the Roman Empire. 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. Cinna the conspirator shouldn't be confused with Cinna the poet. 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. However, Mark Antony raises the citizens of Rome against the assassins of their emperor Julius Caesar, naming one of them as Cinna. He arrives late to the funeral of his friend Caesar, wishing to honour his passing. Similarly, the only man to give Caesar warning of the plot against his life is a teacher of rhetoric: and he is completely ignored. Full text, summaries, illustrations, guides for reading, and more. Read Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act 3, scene 3 for free from the Folger Shakespeare Library! Tim Crouch in I, Cinna (The Poet) at Unicorn Theatre, London. [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] III,3,1822. Cassius and Casca are hanging out and chatting when they hear someone walking up to the them. The first time we meet him is in Act 1, Scene 3 of Shakespeare's play. Second Citizen That matter is answered directly. An unfortunate poet with his name is torn to pieces by a mob instead of him. CINNA THE POET I am not Cinna the conspirator. CINNA THE POET. 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