A lively gathering of materials about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that will enrich students' understanding of the historical and cultural context of the play.
Provides materials to provoke interpretations of the cultural meanings of Julius Caesar based on historical reactions to the play, allusions to its language, and often unconscious echoes of its symbols. Most of the material presented here is not available in other printed form. Offers a modernized version of Plutarch's lives of Caesar and Brutus, a comparison of the play to the Lincoln assassination, and excerpts from popular culture, including a rap version of the play and parodies from Mad magazine. Includes study questions and project ideas. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.