Cry “Havoc!” in a Sleepy Classroom

Cesar-sa mort

My students hadn’t thought twice
about a stab in the back,
or a robe drenched in blood;
video games steeled them
against such violence.

But when Antony let slip
the dogs of war,
those sleepy adolescents
marveled that Shakespeare
made them shudder.

42 New York City subway station staff pick from yeah write 225 for cry havoc

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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15 Responses to Cry “Havoc!” in a Sleepy Classroom

  1. Kalpana Solsi says:


    Julius Ceaser my all time favorite .

  2. Karen Bushee says:

    Hi Marcy! Met you at BlogHer in NYC. Just curious – what do you teach?
    Also, I was told we’d be able to re-listen to all the talks from the BlogHer conference once it was done. I’m not having much luck at it. Do you know how to do it?

    • Marcy says:

      Hi Karen! It’s great to hear from you! I teach 7th grade Language Arts, but I used to teach high school English, which was where I taught Julius Caesar. I heard that BlogHer will be publishing the audio and video soon.

  3. Tina says:

    My husband teaches 7th grade, and 6th grade English. His favorite line from Star Trek is when Christopher Plummer cries havoc, so I am familiar with this particular line. Of course I loved this!

  4. I liked the Shakespearean twist. Innovative take on the prompt.

  5. Anusha says:

    I loved this!

  6. Michael says:

    Julius Caesar is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. I loved this whole poem. 🙂

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  8. Very innovative take on the promp
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