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Julius Caesar (Shakespeare, Signet Classic)

Julius Caesar (Shakespeare, Signet Classic)
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780451526892
ISBN 10: 451526899
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: 1998-08-01
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $4.95

Based on Plutarch's account of the lives of Brutus, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, Julius Caesar was the first of Shakespeare's Roman history plays. Presented for the first time in 1599, the play reveals the great dramatist's consummate ability to explore and express the most profound human emotions and instincts.

Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet
  • A special introduction to the play by the editors, Barbara Rosen and William Rosen, University of Connecticut
  • Source from which Shakespeare derived Julius Caesar—selections from Plutarch's Lives of Noble Grecians and Romans
  • Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Roy Walker, Maynard Mack, Richard David, Ralph Berry, Peggy Goodman Endel, and Coppelia Kahn
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Julius Caesar, then and now
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
  • Up-to-date list of recommended readings