Julius Caesar

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Plain Label Books, Feb 12, 2010 - Drama - 136 pages
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What actions are justified when the fate of a nation hangs in the balance, and who can see the best path ahead? Julius Caesar has led Rome successfully in the war against Pompey and returns celebrated and beloved by the people. Yet in the senate fears intensify that his power may become supreme and threaten the welfare of the republic. A plot for his murder is hatched by Caius Cassius who persuades Marcus Brutus to support him. Though Brutus has doubts, he joins Cassius and helps organize a group of conspirators that assassinate Caesar on the Ides of March. But, what is the cost to a nation now erupting into civil war? A fascinating study of political power, the consequences of actions, the meaning of loyalty and the false motives that guide the actions of men, Julius Caesar is action packed theater at its finest.

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My favorite Shakespeare play. So many good lines. Such a heartbreaking tale. It's just so good. Also, it's fun to read on March 15th. Read full review

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I actually read the "Shakespeare Made Easy" version with the original text on the left hand side and an updated version on the right. I enjoyed reading both texts. Having a modern translation helped ... Read full review

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Page 127 - For I can raise no money by vile means: By heaven, I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection: I did send To you for gold to pay my legions, Which you denied me: was that done like Cassius?
Page 99 - When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honourable man. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse.
Page 104 - If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all do know this mantle : I remember The first time ever Caesar put it on : 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent, That day he overcame the Nervii. Look ! in this place ran Cassius...
Page 16 - I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this life, but, for my single self, I had as lief not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. I was born free as Caesar ; so were you : We both have fed as well, and we can both Endure the winter's cold as well as he...
Page 99 - And, sure, he is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him? O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me.
Page 7 - O, you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, Knew you not POmpey? Many a time and oft Have you climb'd up to walls and battlements, To towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great POmpey pass the streets of Rome...
Page 139 - There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
Page 17 - Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together, yours is as fair a name; Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well; Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with 'em, Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.
Page 173 - This was the noblest Roman of them all : All the conspirators, save only he, Did that they did in envy of great Caesar; He only, in a general honest thought, And common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle; and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, This was a man!
Page 99 - I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause ; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason ! — Bear with me My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me.

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Julius Caeser: List of Scenes
Entire play in one page. Act 1, Scene 1: Rome. A street. Act 1, Scene 2: A public place. Act 1, Scene 3: The same. A street. Act 2, Scene 1: Rome. ...
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare - Project Gutenberg
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Julius Cæsar. Craig, wj, ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare
Julius Cæsar. Craig, WJ, ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare
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Penguin Classics: Teachers Guides
Julius Caesar is an excellent choice of reading material for senior high ..... The play is entitled Julius Caesar even though Caesar is dead by Act III. ...
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Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar is "a sort of manual on the art of knowing what your soul is telling you to do, or not to do, of finding out what you think in contrast with ...
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William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar.
William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar. ... JULIUS CAESAR. Dramatis Personae JULIUS CAESAR, Roman statesman and general OCTAVIUS, Triumvir after Caesar's death, ...
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Julius Caesar -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on Julius Caesar: tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, produced in 15991600 and published in the First Folio ...
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Royalty.nu - The Roman Empire - The Personal Life of Julius Caesar
A biography of Julius Caesar; books and links about Caesar and the emperors of ancient Rome.
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Julius Caesar-Folger Shakespeare Library
Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar to be the first of his plays to take the stage at his acting company’s new Globe theater in 1599. ...
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