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
From the Paperback edition.
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Review: Julius CaesarUser Review - Jenn Lessmann - Goodreads
The Barnes and Noble edition of Caesar is amazing. There are several essays in advance of the play that give historical and literary commentary. After the play, this edition provides clues about ... Read full review
Review: Julius CaesarUser Review - Kristen - Goodreads
This is such a great play. Shakespeare is meant to be performed; I wish I could see this one on the stage. The characters are so complex and real. I love it. I'm definitely going to come back to this ... Read full review