William ShakespeareISBN: 0-486-26876-4; 978-0-486-26876-7;
Издательство: Dover Publications, Inc.
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. So clearly and urgently does it impart its insights into history and human behavior, `Julius Caesar` is traditionally among the first of Shakespeare`s plays to be studied at the secondary-school level. In addition to its compelling insights into the human condition, `Julius Caesar` is also superb drama, as Brutus, Cassius and the other conspirators hatch a plot to overthrow Caesar, dictator of Rome. After Caesar is assassinated, Mark Antony cleverly turns the crowd against the conspirators in one of the most famous speeches in literature. In the civil war that follows, the forces of Mark Antony and Octavius Caesar eventually win out over the armies of Cassius...