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Julius Caesar (original 1623; edition 2001)

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Brutus, best friend of the Roman ruler Caesar, reluctantly joins a successful plot to murder Caesar and subsequently destroys himself. Includes notes and an introduction.
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1623)

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We had to read this in 10th grade and I have almost never hated a play so much. Its so fucking long, boring and takes forever for the guy to actually get killed. I hated all the characters. I hated everything about it. ( )
  banrions | Dec 7, 2021 |
Better than I remembered honestly. An intensely act-able play, and the famous lines were less distracting than they were part of the inherent drama. As Neal pointed out, this play has the same basic format as a good heist movie.

One of Shakespeare’s plays where the absence of women seems most marked— it definitely seems like Shakespeare is making some statement with it, especially given all the discussion of the perils and powerlessness of being womanly, but I’m not sure what. ( )
  misslevel | Sep 22, 2021 |
I quite enjoyed the other Roman-era play of Shakespeare's that I saw/read (Coriolanus), but Julius Caesar doesn't quite measure up. Obviously the story of betrayal and murder for political reasons is a great theme (one revisited time and time again), but Shakespeare doesn't really do much to elevate the story past the overt political machinations that are really quite simple. Swaying the masses through saavy speeches, doing evil for the greater good, and the danger of wanting too much power in a republic-style government are pretty basic as far as political endgames go. The only subtlety that Shakespeare (likely) added was the influence of Cassius on Brutus, but that's really not more subtle than soldier bro alliances - Marc Antony and Caesar display the same form of friendship and loyalty. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
One of Shakespeare's greatest and most accessible plays. Marc Antony's speech is one of Shakespeare's best, especially as it follows what would otherwise seem a pretty good speech by Brutus. Cutthroat politics goes back a long way.... ( )
  datrappert | Nov 8, 2020 |
high school ( )
  Saraishelafs | Nov 4, 2020 |
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FLAVIUS
Hence! Home, you idle creatures get you home!
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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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This work is for the complete Julius Caesar only. Do not combine this work with abridgements, adaptations or simplifications (such as "Shakespeare Made Easy"), Cliffs Notes or similar study guides, or anything else that does not contain the full text. Do not include any video recordings. Additionally, do not combine this with other plays.
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Brutus, best friend of the Roman ruler Caesar, reluctantly joins a successful plot to murder Caesar and subsequently destroys himself. Includes notes and an introduction.

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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.
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Double text: English and Japanese. Introduction in English by Mark Van Doren
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Men plot a murder
against a would-be tyrant.
Then they start a war.
(marcusbrutus)

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