The Fault Is in R*s
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
William Shakespeare has Cassius utter these words to Brutus during the feast of Lupercus, the Roman god of shepherds, that was held each year at the start of the third week in February. It is more or less the start of the conspiracy that ends in the assassination of Julius Caesar.
John Gielgud as Cassius (left) and James Mason as Brutus in the 1953 film of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” (John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)