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Julius Caesar (Complete with Analysis and Biographies) [NOOK Book]

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This edition of Julius Caesar is a rare 1890 version complete with illustrations, a 34-page introduction to the play, and a 20 page biography of Julius Caesar and Brutus translated from Plutarch's account of the two men.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, also known simply as Julius Caesar, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his ...
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Overview

This edition of Julius Caesar is a rare 1890 version complete with illustrations, a 34-page introduction to the play, and a 20 page biography of Julius Caesar and Brutus translated from Plutarch's account of the two men.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, also known simply as Julius Caesar, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of the conspirators at the Battle of Philippi. It is one of several Roman plays that Shakespeare 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 most visible character in its action; he appears in only three scenes, and is killed at the beginning of the third act. Marcus Brutus speaks more than four times as many lines, 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: 2940014868563
  • Publisher: Balefire Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 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". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 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 brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had 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 a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, 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 physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 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 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works 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. 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 recognized 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 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry".[6] In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance.
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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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