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I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
His 1937 Broadway stage production of William Shakespeare
's "Julius Caesar"--in which the setting was changed to a modern Fascist Rome to reflect the Benito Mussolini
era, but in which Shakespeare's language was completely retained--became, and still remains, the longest-running Broadway production of the play. Welles played Brutus. This production was never filmed, but years later Welles' former...
Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
(1941), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report (1955)_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil
(1958)) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.