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Julius Caesar

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Julius Caesar
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Random House, Inc.
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

Baker & Taylor
Presents Shakespeare's drama of Caesar's assassination and the defeat of the conspirators by Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar, and Lepidus.

Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, c1988
ISBN: 0553212966
Branch Call Number: 822.33-T1
Characteristics: xxxiii, 138 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bevington, David M.

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I returned the book at September
with the other books I borrowed 3 months ago.
I looked everywhere(school ,house) just in case I forgot to return it and it is not here .

Aug 22, 2013
  • Kdmullerspy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very Interesting read. I loved the characters

Jan 04, 2012
  • Veepea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

This is the 51st of a series of titles selected by writer Yann Martel to provide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to encourage an appreciation of the arts and literature in particular in the PM, and to also help him with his stillness and thoughtfulness. Martel has regularly sent books from a wide range of literary traditions to Harper, and has devoted a Web site to the book list and his kind and considered covering letters with each volume.

Would the political machinations and dissembling depicted in this classic appeal to Mr. Harper?

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