Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most majestic works. Set in the tumultuous days of ancient Rome, the play is renowned for its memorable characters and political intrigue, which have been captivating audiences and readers since it was first presented more than 400 years ago. This new edition of critical essays examining the Bard's Julius Caesar features an introductory essay by esteemed scholar Harold Bloom, notes on the contributing writers, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index for quick reference.
Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations , a series of more than 100 volumes, presents the best current criticism on the most widely read and studied poems, novels and dramas of the Western World. Each volume opens with an introductory essay and editor’s note by Harold Bloom and includes a bibliography, a chronology of the writer’s life and works and notes on the contributors.
Taken together, Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations provides a comprehensive critical guide to the most vital and influential works of the Western literary tradition.
"Each attractive volume presents recent essays by noted critics who examine in detail aspects of a single literary work...Highly recommended for academic collections."
|Editor's Note||p. vii|
|Calphurnia's Dream and Communication with the Audience in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar||p. 5|
|Julius Caesar: The Forum Scene as Historic Play-within||p. 19|
|Manliness and Friendship in Julius Caesar||p. 31|
|Plebeian Politics in Julius Caesar||p. 47|
|The Problem of Brutus's Paternity in Julius Caesar (in Partial Relation to Hamlet)||p. 61|
|Julius Caesar: Conscience and Conspiracy||p. 67|
|Embodied Masculinity in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar||p. 115|
|"That every like is not the same": The Vicissitudes of Language in Julius Caesar||p. 131|
|"Bare Life": Political Order and the Specter of Antisocial Being in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar||p. 147|
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Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Grades: 9+
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st January 2010
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.408
Edition Number: 2