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Julius Caesar, A Longman Cultural Edition

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ISBN-10: 0321209435

ISBN-13: 9780321209436

Edition: 2010

Authors: William Shakespeare, Oliver O. Arnold

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KEY BENEFIT": ""Julius Caesar, A Longman Cultural Edition "is handsomely produced and affordably priced. KEY TOPICS: It includes the complete text, reliably edited, an engaging introduction, helpful annotations, a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events, and a variety of contemporary reviews, critical essays, and other relevant contextual material. For anyone wanting to know more about the historical moment in which "Julius Caesar" was written,""
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List price: $16.60
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

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About Longman Cultural Editions
About this Volume
Table of Dates
Text: Julius Caesar
Thomas North, from Plutarch's Lives of the Greeks and Romans (1579)
The Supernatural: Divine Signs, Ghosts, and Prophetic Dreams
Signs from heaven: divining the future in Caesar's Rome and Shakespeare's England
Thomas North, fromPlutarch's The Life of Julius Caesar
Ludwig Lavater,from Of Ghostes and Spirites, Walking by Night (1572)
Abraham Fleming, from A straunge and terrible wunder wrought very late in the parish church of Bongay (1577) from theGeneva Bible (1560)
Martin Luther from A very comfortable and necessary sermon...concerning the comming of our Savior Christ to Judgment and the signs that go before the Last Day (1570)
William Fulke,from Antiprognosticon (1560)
Thomas North, from Plutarch's Life of Marcus Brutus
Ludwig Lavater,from Of Ghostes and Spirites, Walking by Night (1572)
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro), from the Aeneid
Thomas Hill, from The Moste pleasaunte Arte of the Interpretacioun of Dreams (1567)
Republicanism, Popular Politics, and the Rhetoric of Liberty In 1599
Freedom and English IdentityWilliam Harrison, from The Description of England (1587)
James Morice, from a speech in the House of Commons, February 27, 1593
Parliament and Liberty
John Hooker (alias Vowell), from The order and usage of the Keeping of a Parliament in England (1571)
Sir Thomas Smith, from De Republicum Anglorum (1583)
Republican Rome and the Elizabethan Political Imagination
John Hooker (alias Vowell), from The order and usage of the Keeping of a Parliament in England (1571)
Roman Tyranny in Elizabethan Context
Sir William Fitzwilliam, from his parliamentary diary (1584-85)
Richard Martin, from a speech in the House of Commons, November 20, 1601
Sir Thomas Hetley (Hedley), from a speech in the House of Commons, June 8, 1610
Performance History
Shakespeare in Hollywood, Part I: The Hollywood Carnival Association Production of 1916
Advertisements, Articles, and Reviews from The Los Angeles Times
Julius Caesar and the Political Crisis of the Twentieth Century: Orson Welles' Mercury Theater Production of 1937
Articles and Reviews from The Washington Post and the Chicago Daily Tribune
Shakespeare in Hollywood, Part II: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Julius Caesar (1953)
Articles and Reviews from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Daily Tribune
Thomas Rymer, from A Short View of Tragedy (1693)
Joseph Addison, from the Tatler (1709)
Nicholas Rowe, from Some Account of the Life, etc, of Mr. William Shakespeare (1709)
Lewis Theobald, from The Censor (1717)
Voltaire, from Discours sur la trag�die, � milord Bolingbroke (1731)
Elizabeth Montagu, from An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespeare (1769)
Edward Capell, from Notes and Various Readings to Shakespeare (1779)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, from Lectures and notes on Shakespeare and other English poets (1811)
William Hazlitt,from Characters of Shakespear's Plays (1817)
George Bernard Shaw, from a review in The Saturday Review, January 29, 1898
August Strindberg, from Open Letters to the Intimate Theater (1909)
Yves Bonnefoy, from Shakespeare and the French Poet (2004)
Further Reading