Some of the many portrayals of Julius Caesar, spanning several centuries.


Julius Caesar

Roman statesman and general

Octavius

Triumvir after Caesar’s death, later Augustus Caesar, first emperor of Rome

Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony)

General and friend of Caesar, Triumvir after his death

Lepidus

Third member of the Triumvirate after Caesar’s death

Cicero, Publius, Popilius Lena

Senators

Marcus Brutus, Cassius, Casca, Trebonius, Ligarius, Decius Brutus, Metellus Cimber, Cinna

Conspirators against Julius Caesar

Flavius

Tribune

Marullus

Tribune

Artemidorus

A teacher of rhetoric

A Soothsayer

Cinna

A poet

Another Poet

Lucilius, Titinius, Messala, Young Cato, Volumnius

Friends to Brutus and Cassius

Varro, Clitus, Claudius, Strato, Lucius, Dardanius

Servants to Brutus

Pindarus

Servant to Cassius



Female parts were listed after all the speaking male parts, regardless of their importance in the play. Portia, for instance, is a much more important character than some of the male roles. Note also that in Shakespeare’s day, all female roles were played by men and boys, in costume.

Calpurnia

Wife to Caesar

Portia

Wife to Brutus



The less important and non-speaking parts were listed last.

Commoners, or Plebeians, of Rome; Senators, Guards, Attendants, etc.