Julius Caesar (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 3

Julius Caesar (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 3

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1903436214

ISBN-13: 9781903436219

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This edition of one of Shakespeare's best known and most frequently performed plays argues for Julius Caesar as a new kind of political play, a radical departure from contemporary practice, combining fast action and immediacy with compelling rhetorical language, and finding a clear context for its study of tyranny in the last decade of the reign of Elizabeth

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This edition of one of Shakespeare's best known and most frequently performed plays argues for Julius Caesar as a new kind of political play, a radical departure from contemporary practice, combining fast action and immediacy with compelling rhetorical language, and finding a clear context for its study of tyranny in the last decade of the reign of Elizabeth I. The richly experimental verse and the complex structure of the play are analyzed in depth, and a strong case is made for this to be the first play to be performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

The introduction to the play begins with a brief overview of its themes, characters, verse, and history. The editor proceeds to consider the dating of the play and why Shakespeare chose to write Julius Caesar in 1599, looking at the works that preceded it as well as other historical context. In the next sections, Daniell examines the play's language and structures, with extensive comparison to the other tragedies and histories. The editor then discusses the sources of the play, focusing primarily on Plutarch's Lives. After a survey of the critical and performance histories of the play, Daniell concludes his introduction with a section on textual problems and interpretations. Also included in this edition are an appendix, Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes, and a list of abbreviations and references.

The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play's foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903436219
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
499,160
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.83(h) x 0.84(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations General Editors preface Preface Introduction - The play - Julius Caesar in London in 1599 - The language of Julius Caesar - Structures - Shakespeares sources - Julius Caesar and the critics - Julius Caesar in performance - The text JULIUS CAESAR Appendix: Plutarchs Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes Abbreviations and Reference Index

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Julius Caesar 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
gemesi More than 1 year ago
Whether for High School drama class or actor's study, Arden is always the first one to look at when preparing for a role. The Folio and modern spellings are listed with their meanings and the Bard's source material is often shown, in this case, Plutarch. I will recommend Arden for any play to research.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Full play with scene by scene anaalyais. Great deal!!!!
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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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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!
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