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Here was an actor

Sir, — According to Plutarch, Marc Antony was adept at the `Asiatic' rhetoric that requires the speaker to modulate his voice and repeat time and again an important word or phrase. Hence his repetition of "And Brutus is an honourable man."

And who, other than Marlon Brando, Antony of Julius Caesar, could have portrayed it better?

Slowly he starts: "I have come to bury Caesar not to praise him." He catalogues the good deeds of Caesar. The crowd breaks into a frenzy. He climbs the steps one by one and on reaching the top cries "Here was a Caesar, when comes such another?" Everyone in the theatre is shaken to the marrow.

Here was an actor, when comes such another?

V. Kameswaran,
Chennai

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