Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Book - 1956
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Publisher: London : Cambridge University Press, 1956
Branch Call Number: 822.3 Shake
Characteristics: 219 p. : ill

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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare cleverly highlights the irony of everyday politics that have always influenced democratic societies around the world. The author tells the story of Julius Caesar’s downfall in Rome, and how it affected the empire and Roman politics as a whole. The story surprisingly does not mainly follow Julius Caesar, but instead follows his political adversaries and allies and their role in shaping Rome and eventually killing Julius Caesar in hopes of creating a better future for the empire.
The novel proves itself to be relevant, no matter the political climate or situation at hand, and that is what makes the play so masterful. I would give Julius Caesar 5 out of 5 stars for its riveting plot, interesting characters, and political satire which will forever stay important in the world of classic theatrical study. The content should be appropriate for everyone 13 years old and older, as none of the violence is graphically described, however the language used in the story may be too confusing or complex for readers without a teacher or guide.

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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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Apr 09, 2015

pmg12 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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