Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Paperback - 2006
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"But, for my own part, it was Greek to me."

Now you can appreciate Julius Caesar in plain English. Political intrigue. Ambition. Envy. Conspiracy. Hypocrisy. Betrayal. Assassination. Pride. Suicide. The Ides of March. The tides of war. Julius Caesar makes today's political scene seem boring! If the original text seems Greek (or geek) to you, now you can read and enjoy it in a modern translation that's easy to understand. Special aids make following the action and grasping the meaning a snap:

A brief synopsis of the plot and action A comprehensive character list that describes the characteristics, motivations, and actions of each major player A visual character map that shows the relationships of major characters A cycle-of-death graphic that pinpoints the sequence of deaths and includes who dies, how they die, and why Reflective questions that help you understand the themes of the play

Shakespeare on the Double! Julius Caesar helps you appreciate this play and the sad, oft-quoted question, "Et tu, Brute?"

Published: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, 2006.
ISBN: 9780470041574
0470041579
Branch Call Number: 822.33 SHA
Characteristics: vii, 193 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Snodgrass, Mary Ellen

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TigerLily_16
Nov 10, 2015

I like this book! We had to read it for school, and the "No Fear" part made it much easier to read. If you want to start reading Shakespeare, I would suggest No Fear.

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pmg12
Apr 09, 2015

Julius Caesar is in my personal opinion Shakespeare's greatest work. Besides the fact that the play gave us timeless quotes that appear in our world today, but it also gave the readers an opportunity to see the power of change and keeping of past traditions. The two main characters envision a Rome which they believe to be perfect. Unfortunately for them, they are too blind to see that their perfect republic can no longer exist, leading to a tragic death and civil war. The themes in this book are many. The story itself fascinates readers even today. If you don't like Shakespeare, I implore you to read just this one play of his. The story is too important for you to miss out on.

Kdmullerspy Aug 22, 2013

Very Interesting read. I loved the characters

Veepea Jan 04, 2012

I like the No Fear Shakespeare series, if not for them I doubt I would be reading Shakespeare at all. Julius Caesar is a great play and as near to history as is possible. This is my favourite Shakespearian play by far, though I still have many to read. You really sympathize with the characters and it helps you to understand why they acted the way they did.

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