The Oxford Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

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Oxford University Press, USA, Feb 1, 2009 - Drama - 272 pages
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The most famous of Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Julius Caesar was written and first performed in 1599, and was apparently one the plays his contemporaries enjoyed most. Recounting the death of Caesar on the steps of the Senate house, the play offers some of Shakespeare's finest scenes: Antony's skillful speech at Caesar's funeral, and the quarrel and reconciliation between Brutus and Cassius with the news of Portia's death. This edition includes a fresh consideration of the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines how Shakespeare reshaped his sources (primarily North's translation of Plutarch's Lives).

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User Review  - Becca - Goodreads

It's an excellent play, and as much as I love all of Shakespeare's works, this one felt like there were pieces of the story missing. I wonder if scenes were lost or cut out before publishing or ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melora - Goodreads

Read this along with the Andrew Buchan/Sean Barrett audio recording. I know I've read it before, maybe even twice, but this time, with the Excellent audio, it really came alive. Read full review

Contents

Editorial Procedures
85
APPENDIX
142
Passages from Norths Plutarch
233
Copyright

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About the author (2009)


Arthur Humphreys is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Leicester.

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