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An actor in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" got a little too realistic.

The play includes the killing of Caesar by Roman senators he knew. According to legend, Caesar turned to one and said, And you, Brutus? But as it worked out on stage in Aspen, Colorado, Brutus should have said that to himself, because he stabbed himself.

Actor Ken Hudson Reed was using a real knife and cut himself in the leg. He nearly passed out before he excused himself from the stage.

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