I saw a production of Julius Caesar** last night that was performed as a comedy and there was a character named Lucius who was Brutus’ servant and he slept through virtually the entire play (the actor wore an adult onesie and had a baby toy to snuggle with). In the actual play was there really a character named Lucius who slept through the entire thing? Did Shakespeare put that in for comic relief or was this production playing up some aspect of the play where sleep is mentioned and they turned it into “Lucius sleeps through the entire thing including battles”?
I read Julius Caesar** in 10th grade, but don’t remember this. Google isn’t turning anything up either unless I’m not googling the correct thing.
I asked my friend who was in the play and he won’t answer me, so I don’t know if he thinks I’m criticizing the production or what- all I asked was pretty much what I asked here. It was very funny and actually worked well as a comedy. I’m mostly curious since it seemed so random and I’m curious as to why Shakespeare would include a character who sleeps all the time since it didn’t seem to have any relevance to the rest of the plot unless there’s something I’m not understanding.