The poet Cinna is stranded, using language as his raft. (“Is it too late?” goes Aggie’s. 9. directly: clearly, explicitly. Fourth Plebeian 30 Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for 31 his bad verses. Tear him, tear him! First Citizen Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. Julius Caesar. Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. Seneca's Tragedies and the Elizabethan Drama. Cassius and Casca are hanging out and chatting when they hear someone walking up to the them. Climactically, we are asked to fill a sheet of paper by imagining Cinna’s last thoughts. Cassius recognizes Cinna's swagger walk and says ''Tis Cinna. Am I a married man or a bachelor? (Out comes the gizzard and “eww!” she grimaces.) He's a conspirator! CINNA THE POET: Truly, my name is Cinna. 1. to-night: last night, -- as in II, 2, 76, where Caesar said that Calpurnia "dreamt to-night she saw my statue." FOURTH PLEBIAN Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! Third Plebeian: Tear him; tear him! There are two Cinnas in Julius Caesar – our poet host is fatally mistaken for a conspirator with the same name. 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. CINNA THE POET I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. We share his final moments while he is holed up at home and the roar of the crowd swells outside as Caesar is assassinated. Cinna the Poet was a band local to Joplin, MO Genre: Reggae, Rock, Punk Members: Josh Mullen [vocals], Forrest Stockton [guitar], RJ Jennings [bass … 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. • Cinna the Poet. _____ . Then, to, answer every man directly and briefly, wisely and. Written and performed by Tim Crouch Directed by Naomi Wirthner. To be alive is to write, yet the poet stays silent. CINNA THE POET: I am not Cinna the conspirator! I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth performance in Tim Crouch's "I" series, retelling Shakespearean classics from the perspective of minor characters. I, Cinna (The Poet) Tim Crouch Unicorn Theatre (Clore Theatre) 5 to 29 February 2020. Prominent members of this family include: Lucius Cornelius Cinna, consul four consecutive times 87–84 BC, a popularist leader allied with Gaius Marius against Sulla, and at the time of his death the father-in-law of Julius Caesar. The early Christian-era historians Suetonius, Valerius Maximus, Appian, and Dio Cassius all state that at Caesar’s funeral (44 bc) a Cinnais one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar. But Crouch and Owusu don’t just deliver spellbinding poetry: they urge us to create our own and, most importantly, assure us that we can’t fail. Scene 3 house, and some to Casca's; some to Ligarius': away, go. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. Third Plebeian: Tear him; tear him! The outbreak of homeschooling caused by the coronavirus has found many of us playing the role of teacher while still in our dressing gowns. • Cinna the Poet. Cinna was a cognomen that distinguished a patrician branch of the gens Cornelia, particularly in the late Roman Republic.. . Do you remember where Marullus said to one of this same group of Roman citizens, "Answer me directly"? I’d imagined it would provide an hour of escapism and a bit of a sideways look at history but by the end, Aggie is furiously scribbling her own poem inspired by Cinna’s call for creativity. THIRD CITIZEN Tear him, tear him! CINNA THE POET Cinna is a pathetic but rather endearing procrastinator who spends too much time on his phone before finally stepping outside and suffering the consequences. Originally commissioned for the 2012 World Shakespeare festival and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, it was performed last month by Crouch at the Unicorn theatre in London. The Unicorn Theatre are bringing theatre to life online for young audiences, presenting a restaging of their highly acclaimed show, I, Cinna (the poet) as a live, interactive online experience on Zoom. I, Cinna (the poet) is a production that lasts just over an hour but still manages to give much food for thought. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1919. Where do I, dwell? Gaius Helvius Cinna (died 20 March 44 BC) was an influential neoteric poet of the late Roman Republic, a little older than the generation of Catullus and Calvus.He was lynched at the funeral of Julius Caesar after being mistaken for an unrelated Cornelius Cinna who had spoken out in support of the dictator's assassins. Words, Crouch knows, can both conceal and reveal and can be used to provoke and silence. I think I, Cinna (the poet) is the most fully developed hybrid of my young people’s work and my more grown-up stuff. I am not Cinna the conspirator. I remember reading the death of Cinna the Poet in Julius Caesar a few years back and thinking how odd it was. Third Citizen Your name, sir, truly. CINNA THE POET I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet! I do know him by his gait.'' Fourth Plebeian: Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! name out of his heart, and turn him going. Available onlineA gift for homeschoolers, Owusu dazzles as the poet from Julius Caesar, drawing young viewers into the creative process, Fri 27 Mar 2020 15.10 GMT 30. Cinna. The three men then talk about the plot against Caesar, with Cinna asking Cassius to try to convince Brutus to join in the conspiracy. Online Availability Online URL CINNA THE POET Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. I, Cinna (The Poet), at the RSC's Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, is a contemporary response to a harrowing scene in Julius Caesar. Glitchy CCTV footage of riots punctuates the scenes. Come, brands, ho, The city outside is holding its breath amid terror and confusion, says Cinna, sheltering in his bolthole with blasted brick walls. 26 Feb. 2013. with another Cinna who was believed to have been a member of the conspiracy. Samuel Thurber. Written especially for younger people, I, Cinna (The Poet) is Shakespeare's Julius Caesar told through the eyes of a jigging fool. Fourth Citizen Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. Line after line perfectly hymns the purpose and joy of the shared word, while underlining the forces that threaten the freedom of both speech and people. Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. Pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him 35 going. Come, brands ho! Next: Julius Caesar, Act 4, Scene 1 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. Shakespeare, William. CINNA THE POET Truly, my name is Cinna. That is, you'll get a whack from me for saying that. Cinna is an artist living in a time of political upheaval. Aggie is initially reluctant. History The work was performed June 13 - July 6 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. Cinna puts the kettle on and tells us to write down what we would die for and what we would kill for. 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. His name’s Cinna. I look through our lounge window at the street outside, emptied of people; sometimes watching a performance in your own home can strike a chord it wouldn’t in a theatre. Cinna is here to teach us about love in a time of war, whether the foe can be seen or not. ____ All rights reserved. CINNA 32 I am not Cinna the conspirator. But the film version from 2012 is on YouTube and I decided to watch it with my 10-year-old, Aggie, who tells me she would usually have maths about now. Share: Cinna is a character who briefly appears in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar mistaken by the crowd for one of Caesar’s assassins and then murdered as he protests he isn’t that Cinna but Cinna, the poet… First Citizen : Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. The Fourth Citizen retorts: "Tear him for his bad verses; tear him for his bad verses." She has a half-opened Lemony Snicket book in her lap but I notice she hasn’t been turning the pages. He is an expert at making things fit together: explaining how individuals relate to the state, for example. There’s no shortage of Shakespeare and other live drama to watch online during this period when we are shut out of theatres. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. FOURTH Citizen It is no matter, his name’s Cinna; pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him going. As more poems are written, the book will be updated and re-uploaded here. Cassius tells Cinna not to worry and then asks him to plant some fake notes in Br… July 10, 2020 - July 18, 2020 A new live digital experience from the Unicorn Theatre, for everyone aged 11 or over.. I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. Before long it’s been thrown on the floor. First Plebeian: Tear him to pieces! CINNA THE POET I am not Cinna the conspirator. “I’ve got a lot on my plate!”). . Directly, I am going to Caesar's funeral. < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/julius_3_3.html >. He was a friend of the poet Catullus. Notes on the poet Cinna from the play Julius Caesar . I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. 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. 29 : Fourth Citizen : Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. The augury scene in I, Cinna (the Poet). 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. Photograph: Ellie Kurttz/RSC Owusu is a magnetic performer: Aggie is horrified by the augury he performs with a dead chicken but can’t stop watching. Aggie considers the difference as the water boils. An online book of poems written by audience members who saw I, Cinna (the poet) digital theatre experience, July 2020. . 34. turn him going: let him go. 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). Gaius Helvius Cinna, Roman poet who wrote the mythological epic poem Zmyrna, about the incestuous love of Zmyrna for her father. Ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. From Julius Caesar. Ed. FOURTH CITIZEN It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his name out of his heart and turn him going. CINNA THE POET: I am Cinna the Poet, I am Cinna the Poet! It focuses on the story of a minor character in Julius Caesar, called Cinna the Poet, who is killed because he has the same name as one of the conspirators. 2. things unlucky charge my fantasy: things of bad omen CINNA I am not Cinna the conspirator. Shakespeare Online. Available for everyone, funded by readers. 27. 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". 1850 • Fourth Citizen. . weigh on my imagination. 3. forth of doors: out of doors. Last modified on Thu 2 Apr 2020 16.48 BST. The first time we meet him is in Act 1, Scene 3 of Shakespeare's play. Doing so on a stage is entertainment and, if done really well, art. Urging the audience to grab their own notepads, Cinna takes us through a series of relaxed creative writing tasks. FOURTH PLEBEIAN Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! Cinna (the Poet) This poor guy is the victim of mistaken identity when an angry mob confronts him on the streets of Rome: CINNA THE POET Truly, my name is Cinna. CINNA THE POET : Truly, my name is Cinna. The conspirator was Cornelius Cinna; this is Helvius Cinna. Proceed; directly. 18. you'll bear me a bang for that. “We’ll imagine ourselves peaceful,” he says, and Crouch’s writing has this crystalline beauty throughout. 25: Third Citizen : Your name, sir, truly. By Dominic Cavendish 22 June 2012 • 17:06 pm First Plebeian: Tear him to pieces! ACT III fire-brands: to Brutus', to Cassius'; burn all: some to Decius'. Fourth Plebeian: Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! FIRST PLEBIAN Tear him to pieces! And this superb film, crisply directed by Robert McGroary, achieves great drama from two challenges set to the young audience. That's as much as to say, they are fools that marry: you'll bear me a bang for that, I fear. • Fourth Citizen. It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his. Her only knowledge of Julius Caesar comes from Horrible Histories, but Crouch asks us to consider difficult concepts such as government and how a republic works. That’s the only blood we see spilled: the assassination is off stage, watched by Cinna on TV and described in haunting detail. . Samuel Thurber. CINNA I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet! FOURTH PLEBEIAN It is no matter. Video design jolts us from his world, and into the mob, the mass. This scene, which shows us the rage of the mob in its lawless violence, evidently follows directly after Antony has left the citizens to run their riot of burning and killing. 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. CINNA THE POET: Truly, my name is Cinna. I, Cinna (the poet) and Julius Caesar: the RSC productions. It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him going. Fourth Plebeian 33 It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but 34 his name out of his heart, and turn him going. CINNA THE POET I am not Cinna the conspirator. CINNA THE POET: I am Cinna the Poet, I am Cinna the Poet! © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. CINNA 29 I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. And here’s one unexpected tutor who really commands your attention: Jude Owusu, clad in a dirty bathrobe, with a pen behind his ear and a notepad dangling around his neck. How to cite the explanatory notes and scene questions: • … CINNA THE POET : Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. Whither am I going? In one dazzling sequence he even imagines words as a republic, with adjectives as politicians and nouns as citizens. Explanatory Notes for Act 3, Scene 3 THIRD PLEBEIAN Tear him, tear him! CINNA THE POET: I am not Cinna the conspirator! He's a conspirator. Owusu is a magnetic performer: Aggie is horrified by the augury he performs with a dead chicken but can’t stop watching. Tim Crouch’s twitchy Cinna says he’s in brackets to real life. He barely speaks in Shakespeare’s play, here Crouch makes him defiant. I dreamt to-night that I did feast with Caesar, What is my name? THIRD CITIZEN Tear him, tear him! CINNA THE POET : I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. Tearing a man to pieces on the street is an atrocity. ________ He's a conspirator! Cinna replies: "I am not Cinna… Posted on May 3, 2013 Filed under Discussions, Language, Shakespeare. As the mob attacks Cinna, Shakespeare depicts him as shout-ing: "I am Cinna, the poet; I am Cinna, the poet."

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