< http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/julius_3_3.html >. Owusu is a magnetic performer: Aggie is horrified by the augury he performs with a dead chicken but can’t stop watching. • Fourth Citizen. CINNA I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet! His name’s Cinna. “We’ll imagine ourselves peaceful,” he says, and Crouch’s writing has this crystalline beauty throughout. CINNA 29 I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. July 10, 2020 - July 18, 2020 A new live digital experience from the Unicorn Theatre, for everyone aged 11 or over.. The Fourth Citizen retorts: "Tear him for his bad verses; tear him for his bad verses." Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. Come, brands ho! 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. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. Am I a married man or a bachelor? CINNA 32 I am not Cinna the conspirator. Where do I, dwell? Glitchy CCTV footage of riots punctuates the scenes. 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 Urging the audience to grab their own notepads, Cinna takes us through a series of relaxed creative writing tasks. First Citizen : Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. 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. Fourth Citizen Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. 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). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. The augury scene in I, Cinna (the Poet). Explanatory Notes for Act 3, Scene 3 . The poet Cinna is stranded, using language as his raft. I think I, Cinna (the poet) is the most fully developed hybrid of my young people’s work and my more grown-up stuff. In one dazzling sequence he even imagines words as a republic, with adjectives as politicians and nouns as citizens. An online book of poems written by audience members who saw I, Cinna (the poet) digital theatre experience, July 2020. FOURTH CITIZEN It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his name out of his heart and turn him going. 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". Online Availability Online URL Cinna the Poet was a band local to Joplin, MO Genre: Reggae, Rock, Punk Members: Josh Mullen [vocals], Forrest Stockton [guitar], RJ Jennings [bass … He was a friend of the poet Catullus. I, Cinna (the poet) and Julius Caesar: the RSC productions. Proceed; directly. 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. fire-brands: to Brutus', to Cassius'; burn all: some to Decius'. The three men then talk about the plot against Caesar, with Cinna asking Cassius to try to convince Brutus to join in the conspiracy. As more poems are written, the book will be updated and re-uploaded here. Third Plebeian: Tear him; tear him! 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. FOURTH PLEBIAN Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! I dreamt to-night that I did feast with Caesar, What is my name? He barely speaks in Shakespeare’s play, here Crouch makes him defiant. As the mob attacks Cinna, Shakespeare depicts him as shout-ing: "I am Cinna, the poet; I am Cinna, the poet." . Cinna is here to teach us about love in a time of war, whether the foe can be seen or not. Fourth Plebeian: Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! Shakespeare Online. The early Christian-era historians Suetonius, Valerius Maximus, Appian, and Dio Cassius all state that at Caesar’s funeral (44 bc) a CINNA THE POET Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. Cinnais one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar. • Cinna the Poet. ____ 1850 • Fourth Citizen. All rights reserved. I, Cinna (The Poet) Tim Crouch Unicorn Theatre (Clore Theatre) 5 to 29 February 2020. CINNA THE POET I am Cinna the poet, I am 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. . CINNA THE POET I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet! 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. The conspirator was Cornelius Cinna; this is Helvius Cinna. Third Citizen Your name, sir, truly. Doing so on a stage is entertainment and, if done really well, art. There’s no shortage of Shakespeare and other live drama to watch online during this period when we are shut out of theatres. Cinna puts the kettle on and tells us to write down what we would die for and what we would kill for. 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. (“Is it too late?” goes Aggie’s. Then, to, answer every man directly and briefly, wisely and. 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. Fourth Plebeian 30 Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for 31 his bad verses. Words, Crouch knows, can both conceal and reveal and can be used to provoke and silence. Samuel Thurber. 9. directly: clearly, explicitly. 25: Third Citizen : Your name, sir, truly. Cinna replies: "I am not Cinna… He's a conspirator! Come, brands, ho, I am not Cinna the conspirator. (Out comes the gizzard and “eww!” she grimaces.) First Plebeian: Tear him to pieces! 29 : Fourth Citizen : Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. Cinna was a cognomen that distinguished a patrician branch of the gens Cornelia, particularly in the late Roman Republic.. house, and some to Casca's; some to Ligarius': away, go. “I’ve got a lot on my plate!”). He's a conspirator. 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… Whither am I going? ACT III Cinna is a pathetic but rather endearing procrastinator who spends too much time on his phone before finally stepping outside and suffering the consequences. Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses. Aggie considers the difference as the water boils. Tearing a man to pieces on the street is an atrocity. • Cinna the Poet. Written and performed by Tim Crouch Directed by Naomi Wirthner. 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. 2. things unlucky charge my fantasy: things of bad omen Gaius Helvius Cinna, Roman poet who wrote the mythological epic poem Zmyrna, about the incestuous love of Zmyrna for her father. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. Tim Crouch’s twitchy Cinna says he’s in brackets to real life. Shakespeare, William. There are two Cinnas in Julius Caesar – our poet host is fatally mistaken for a conspirator with the same name. She has a half-opened Lemony Snicket book in her lap but I notice she hasn’t been turning the pages. 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. By Dominic Cavendish 22 June 2012 • 17:06 pm 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. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. 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! Ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1919. Tear him, tear him! Cassius tells Cinna not to worry and then asks him to plant some fake notes in Br… I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. Next: Julius Caesar, Act 4, Scene 1 Fourth Plebeian 33 It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but 34 his name out of his heart, and turn him going. Video design jolts us from his world, and into the mob, the mass. Seneca's Tragedies and the Elizabethan Drama. . CINNA THE POET : Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol. CINNA THE POET : I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. Before long it’s been thrown on the floor. Last modified on Thu 2 Apr 2020 16.48 BST. 26 Feb. 2013. CINNA 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. 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. We share his final moments while he is holed up at home and the roar of the crowd swells outside as Caesar is assassinated. Climactically, we are asked to fill a sheet of paper by imagining Cinna’s last thoughts. Pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him 35 going. And this superb film, crisply directed by Robert McGroary, achieves great drama from two challenges set to the young audience. Written especially for younger people, I, Cinna (The Poet) is Shakespeare's Julius Caesar told through the eyes of a jigging fool. 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. Aggie is initially reluctant. 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. The outbreak of homeschooling caused by the coronavirus has found many of us playing the role of teacher while still in our dressing gowns. History The work was performed June 13 - July 6 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. CINNA THE POET I am not Cinna the conspirator. CINNA THE POET I am not Cinna the conspirator. 18. you'll bear me a bang for that. 30. 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. THIRD CITIZEN Tear him, tear him! 27. 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. _____ Do you remember where Marullus said to one of this same group of Roman citizens, "Answer me directly"? THIRD PLEBEIAN Tear him, tear him! I, Cinna (The Poet), at the RSC's Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, is a contemporary response to a harrowing scene in Julius Caesar. That's as much as to say, they are fools that marry: you'll bear me a bang for that, I fear. FOURTH PLEBEIAN Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! Cinna. Available for everyone, funded by readers. First Plebeian: Tear him to pieces! Third Plebeian: Tear him; tear him! From Julius Caesar. Directly, I am going to Caesar's funeral. FIRST PLEBIAN Tear him to pieces! The city outside is holding its breath amid terror and confusion, says Cinna, sheltering in his bolthole with blasted brick walls. CINNA THE POET : Truly, my name is Cinna. THIRD CITIZEN Tear him, tear him! weigh on my imagination. How to cite the explanatory notes and scene questions: name out of his heart, and turn him going. with another Cinna who was believed to have been a member of the conspiracy. Julius Caesar. 3. forth of doors: out of doors. 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. Cassius recognizes Cinna's swagger walk and says ''Tis Cinna. CINNA THE POET: I am Cinna the Poet, I am Cinna the Poet! Fourth Plebeian: Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! 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. He is an expert at making things fit together: explaining how individuals relate to the state, for example. It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him going. CINNA THE POET: Truly, my name is Cinna. Posted on May 3, 2013 Filed under Discussions, Language, Shakespeare. I do know him by his gait.'' ________ • … 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. 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. That is, you'll get a whack from me for saying that. He's a conspirator! Scene 3 CINNA THE POET: I am not Cinna the conspirator! It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his. The first time we meet him is in Act 1, Scene 3 of Shakespeare's play. First Citizen Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. 34. turn him going: let him go. . Notes on the poet Cinna from the play Julius Caesar . 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. Cassius and Casca are hanging out and chatting when they hear someone walking up to the them. That’s the only blood we see spilled: the assassination is off stage, watched by Cinna on TV and described in haunting detail. 1. to-night: last night, -- as in II, 2, 76, where Caesar said that Calpurnia "dreamt to-night she saw my statue." Samuel Thurber. To be alive is to write, yet the poet stays silent. FOURTH PLEBEIAN It is no matter. CINNA THE POET: Truly, my name is Cinna. I remember reading the death of Cinna the Poet in Julius Caesar a few years back and thinking how odd it was. CINNA THE POET: I am not Cinna the conspirator! I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet. 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 I, Cinna (the poet) is a production that lasts just over an hour but still manages to give much food for thought. Ed. . Cinna is an artist living in a time of political upheaval. 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