Publisher description for Picture this! Shakespeare : Julius Caesar / Christina Lacie.

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Julius Caesar, the Shakespearean drama that is in the curriculum of virtually every high school in the country, is the latest offering in Barron’s Picture This! Shakespeare series. Each title in this series offers a highly original introduction to a Shakespeare play, presenting it as a graphic-novel-style picture story, supplemented with substantial excerpts from Shakespeare’s original dialogue. Students will also find thumbnail sketches of the play’s main characters, and a succinct story summary that explains the play’s main themes and meanings. Many students who are daunted by the difficulty of reading Shakespeare’s dramas in their original form have found titles in this series to be an important first step in appreciating these universally recognized masterpieces of English literature. Supplementing every Picture This! Shakespeare title is a teacher’s guide that suggests topics for classroom discussion and provides enlightening activities that fulfill the needs of a multi-skill-level classroom environment.

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