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Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare (Maran State Books) [NOOK Book]

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Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the conspiracy against the Roman dictator of the same name, his assassination and its aftermath. It is one of several Roman plays that he wrote, based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.
Although the title of the play is Julius Caesar, Caesar is not the central character in its action; he appears in only three scenes, and ...
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Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare (Maran State Books)

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Overview

Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the conspiracy against the Roman dictator of the same name, his assassination and its aftermath. It is one of several Roman plays that he wrote, based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.
Although the title of the play is Julius Caesar, Caesar is not the central character in its action; he appears in only three scenes, and is killed at the beginning of the third act. The protagonist of the play is Marcus Brutus, and the central psychological drama is his struggle between the conflicting demands of honour, patriotism, and friendship.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013808928
  • Publisher: Maran State Books
  • Publication date: 12/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 266 KB

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April
1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the
greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent
dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard
of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38
plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other
poems. His plays have been translated into every major living
language, and are performed more often than those of any other
playwright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon.
At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three
children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and
1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer,
and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men,
later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to
Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records
of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been
considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality,
religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were
written by others. Shakespeare produced most of his known work
between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and
histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and
artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly
tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and
Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English
language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as
romances, and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of his
plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy
during his lifetime, and in 1623 two of his former theatrical
colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his
dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now
recognised as Shakespeare's. Shakespeare was a respected poet and
playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its
present heights until the nineteenth century. The Romantics, in
particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians
hero-worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard
Shaw called "bardolatry". In the twentieth century, his work was
repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new m
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

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    4 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Julius caesar

    The play is one of the only plays by Shakespeare to have a name that is not the same as the tragic hero (Brutus). A tragic hero has a rise and a fall during the play, and Shakespeare acknowledges that Brutus is the hero at the end of the play.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Julius Caesar

    I thought it was a pretty good book for Lit class in 6th grade but at my school I am tought at a highschool level at CSPA it was a little confusing while it was in Shakespeariean... Thats what we call it! But my awesome lit teacher translated it into moderen day eniglish. So as I said before, pretty good!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Chloe

    Hey is it good

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2007

    Great

    This was the first Shakespeare play I ever read, and I loved it. It is a great story of conspiracy, murder, and chaos. Antony's speech at the funeral is a masterpiece. A great read and a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    The sample includes the whole play!

    I was very happy to find that the sample includes the whole play, but excluded part of the mini Shakesphere biography in the appendicies. This edition itself is very good, but does not have the numbers which tell you which verse you are on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Poor

    Don't get this. When compared to the actual book, the spelling is completely different. You are better off getting the paperback copy of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    To ash

    I'm here, ash! Do you want to get started? &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    I love Caesar!

    Full play with scene by scene anaalyais. Great deal!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    ?

    Really good book, but what i dont get is why the book is called "Julius Ceasar". Its a five part play, but Ceasar is dead by the third act.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Good

    Good story, but why is it in the comics

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2007

    Simply Amazing

    I have no idea why this play doesn't get more press than it does. I've read Shakespeare's 'best' plays, namely Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth, but I personally found Julius Caesar to be the best of Shakespeare. If not the best book I have ever read, this play is in my top five. I highly suggest it to anyone interested in, well, anything.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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