Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

eBook - 2011
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In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry, of prophetic warnings-"Beware the ides of March"-and of moving public oratory, "Friends, Romans, countrymen!" Ironies abound and most of all for Brutus, whose fate it is to learn that his idealistic motives for joining the conspiracy against a would-be dictator are not enough to sustain the movement once Caesar is dead.

Each Edition Includes:
* Comprehensive explanatory notes
* Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
* Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
* Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
* An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2011.
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781588368836
1588368831
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 185 p.) :,ill.

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TigerLily_16
Nov 10, 2015

I like this book! We had to read it for school, and the "No Fear" part made it much easier to read. If you want to start reading Shakespeare, I would suggest No Fear.

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pmg12
Apr 09, 2015

Julius Caesar is in my personal opinion Shakespeare's greatest work. Besides the fact that the play gave us timeless quotes that appear in our world today, but it also gave the readers an opportunity to see the power of change and keeping of past traditions. The two main characters envision a Rome which they believe to be perfect. Unfortunately for them, they are too blind to see that their perfect republic can no longer exist, leading to a tragic death and civil war. The themes in this book are many. The story itself fascinates readers even today. If you don't like Shakespeare, I implore you to read just this one play of his. The story is too important for you to miss out on.

Kdmullerspy Aug 22, 2013

Very Interesting read. I loved the characters

Veepea Jan 04, 2012

I like the No Fear Shakespeare series, if not for them I doubt I would be reading Shakespeare at all. Julius Caesar is a great play and as near to history as is possible. This is my favourite Shakespearian play by far, though I still have many to read. You really sympathize with the characters and it helps you to understand why they acted the way they did.

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pmg12 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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