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Julius Caesar (Bantam Classic)

Julius Caesar (Bantam Classic)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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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

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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

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Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works

“Remarkable . . . makes Shakespeare’s extraordinary accomplishment more vivid than ever.”—James Shapiro, professor, Columbia University, bestselling author of A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599
 
“A feast of literary and historical information.”—The Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606047128
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Series:
Bantam Classics Series

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William Shakespeare lived between 1552-1616, but his work endures and is enjoyed the world over.

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