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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Matt Simpson




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In his careful reading of this transitional play - Shakespeare's development from chronicle to biographical history - Matt Simpson considers some of the critical views it has attracted and goes on to discuss the 'idea of Rome' with which the play provides us - a civilisation devoted to manly ideals of honour and nobility.

He also considers the play's historical and political contexts and suggests its original audience's awareness of contemporary parallels. He contemplates the political importance of oratory and the significant role of the supernatural. He ends by giving detailed accounts of the personalities and motivations of the play's four main characters.


About the author:

Matt Simpson is the author of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Twelfth Night in the Student Guide Literary Series.


76  pages

ISBN: 978-1-906075-37-8

Greenwich Exchange Category: Student Guides

Series: Student Guide



Other books by Matt Simpson published by Greenwich Exchange:

Shakespeare's The Tempest

William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience

Shakespeare's Othello

Shakespeare's Macbeth

The Waste Land: T.S. Eliot

Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: James Joyce

Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's As You Like It

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