Beware the Ides of March

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November 25, 1864. Photo of the only time that Junius Brutus Booth (as Cassius at far right) acted with his two sons, John Wilkes far left as Antony, and Edwin as Brutus (center). This was a benefit performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at the New York Winter Garden Theater which raised money for the statue of Shakespeare which stands today in Central Park. After John Wilkes Booth killed President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater (less than 5 months after this photo was taken), he leapt to the stage and shouted “Sic semper tyrannis,” the words Brutus supposedly said after stabbing Julius Caesar.

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