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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar (1623)

by William Shakespeare

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Not as good as Hamlet or Macbeth, but it made me laugh and think enough that I would highly recommend it to someone who has enjoyed any of Shakespeare's other works. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
Not as good as Hamlet or Macbeth, but it made me laugh and think enough that I would highly recommend it to someone who has enjoyed any of Shakespeare's other works. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
Shakespeare did an interesting job interpreting Roman history in terms of Elizabethan politics of the time. So many of the great phrases we use today of Shakespeare's come from this play. "The fault in our stars dear Brutus...", "et tu Brute", and "it's all Greek to me" ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Shakespeare did an interesting job interpreting Roman history in terms of Elizabethan politics of the time. So many of the great phrases we use today of Shakespeare's come from this play. "The fault in our stars dear Brutus...", "et tu Brute", and "it's all Greek to me" ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
New prompt for 117S students:

Everyone’s A Hero, In Their Own Way

Who is the hero of Julius Caesar? Do characters think of themselves—or other characters—as heroes or villains? How is morality ambiguous? What is the relationship between virtue and power (and/or leadership)? How is virtue demonstrated and how is virtue used rhetorically? How is the morality of characters relevant to Rome as a state? Please craft a focused argument, supported with close readings of the text, in response to one or more of these (or other) questions.

Old comparative prompt for 117A:

"All the World's a Stage"

Compare the use of meta-theater in two plays of your choice. Some potential avenues of inquiry include:

-Examine how performances--like Pyramus and Thisbe in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the conspirators' performance in Julius Caesar--are used in different genres.
-Analyze how language changes, or does not change, during moments of acting.
-What are the goals of meta-theater and are they met? What makes a performance successful or unsuccessful?
-What is the relationship between acting and social class? Compare how people in different positions, such as the rude mechanicals and Richard III, perform.
-How do plays-within-plays mirror, invert, or represent the values or relationships of the larger text?
  Marjorie_Jensen | Nov 12, 2015 |
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Shakespeare, Williamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andrews, John F.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Atwan, RobertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baldini, GabrieleEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barnett, SlyvanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hence! Home, you idle creatures get you home!
Beware the ides of March.
Cowards die many times before their deaths;

The valiant never taste of death but once.

Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,

It seems to me most strange that men should fear;

Seeing that death, a necessary end,

Will come when it will come.
Et tu, Brute!
For Brutus is an honourable man;

So are they all, all honourable men.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.

The evil that men do lives after them;

The good is oft interred with their bones.
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"BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH." Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. It is about how Caesar is plotted against and eventually murdered and overthrown by some of his closest friends. Brutus, the closest friend and main plotter of the murder, ends up murdering himself and his conscious gets the better of him. This book is the epitome of betrayal and is referred to and alluded to all throughout literature.
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Men plot a murder
against a would-be tyrant.
Then they start a war. (marcusbrutus)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743482743, Mass Market Paperback)

Folger Shakespeare Library

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Each edition includes:

• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

• Scene-by-scene plot summaries

• A key to famous lines and phrases

• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

• An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Coppélia Kahn

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

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Contains an introduction to the play, the text of the play, and notes.

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