Publisher description for Julius Caesar / William Shakespeare ; fully annotated, with an introduction, by Burton Raffel ; with an essay by Harold Bloom.


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The first tragedy to be played in the new Globe Theatre, Julius Caesar is set at a crucial turning point in Roman history, as the Republican gives way to the imperial. Safely removed in time and place from Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, Rome makes the perfect laboratory for the playwright’s free-ranging political analysis.





Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Caesar, Julius -- Assassination -- Drama.
Conspiracies -- Drama.
Assassins -- Drama.
Rome -- Drama.