Shakspeare's Tragedy of Julius CужSar, with Intr Remarks

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 126 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... t You bear too stubborn and too strange a hand 1 Over your-friend that loves you. Bru. Cassius, Be not deceived2; if I have veiled my look3, I turn4 the trouble of my countenance Merely upon myself. Vexed I am 5, Of late, with passions of some difference6, Conceptions only proper to myself7, Which give some soil, perhaps, to my behaviours: But let not therefore my good friends be grieved 8, (Among which number, Cassius, be you one, ) Nor construe any further my neglect, Than that poor Brutus, with himself at war, Forgets the shows of love to other men. Cas. Then, Brutus, I have much mistook9 your passion; By means whereof10, this breast of mine11 hath buried I Too strange. Too unfamiliar. 'Be not deceived. That is, by appearances. 'Veiled my look. Shaded my face with gloom. / turn. I direct the look of dissatisfaction. s Vexed I am. Continual uneasiness is expressed by this phrase, though, in strict propriety, am should be have been. Passions of some difference. Feelings somewhat discordant. 'Conceptions. Sentiments that pertain to, or concern, myself only, but which perhaps sully in some degree the exterior of my conduct. 'Be grieved. Feel hurt. '/ have mistook. Formerly it was very common to use mistook, broke, spoke, wrote, and such like preterite forms as perfect participles. I have much mistaken the nature of your feelings. 10 By means whereof. And through that erroneous notion I have been induced to keep concealed in my own mind thoughts of momentous importance, considerations of great dignity. Whereof, used for of which, is here a pronominal adjective or possessive to means. II Of mine. Mine is here in the objective case; so is his in the Thoughts of great value, worthy cogitations. Tell me, good Brutus, can you see your face?1' Bru....

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William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare towers over all other English writers and has few rivals in any language. His genius and creativity continue to astound scholars, and his plays continue to delight audiences. Many have served as the basis for operas, ballets, musical compositions, and films. While Jonson and other writers labored over their plays, Shakespeare seems to have had the ability to turn out work of exceptionally high caliber at an amazing speed. At the height of his career, he wrote an average of two plays a year as well as dozens of poems, songs, and possibly even verses for tombstones and heraldic shields, all while he continued to act in the plays performed by the Lord Chamberlain's Men. This staggering output is even more impressive when one considers its variety. Except for the English history plays, he never wrote the same kind of play twice. He seems to have had a good deal of fun in trying his hand at every kind of play. Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, all published on 1609, most of which were dedicated to his patron Henry Wriothsley, The Earl of Southhampton. He also wrote 13 comedies, 13 histories, 6 tragedies, and 4 tragecomedies. He died at Stratford-upon-Avon April 23, 1616, and was buried two days later on the grounds of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. His cause of death was unknown, but it is surmised that he knew he was dying.

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