Posted on 03/15/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is the Ides of March, so of course we must mention Julius Caesar.

The literary connection here is a particular performance of that Shakespearean play — one co-starring a man who absorbed its events all too well.

Five months before he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth actually played the role of Marc Antony, to his brothers' Caesar and Brutus.

Literary Hub goes so far as to call it a turning point — of the negative sort — in Booth's life.

Read about Booth's fateful performance in Julius Caesar at Lit Hub.

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