While recent criticism of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has stressed the corruption of both the common people and the Republic's enemies within the patrician class, this book argues that at the core of the play lies the less obvious but more important corruption of the regime's leading defenders, particularly Brutus.
Teaches us both how to read Shakespeare and how to think about virtue, political ambition, and friendship.--Mary P. Nichols, Fordham University
Manliness and Friendship in "Julius Caesar"; Caesarism and the End of the Republican Rome - Act I, Scene i; Politics and the Ethics of Intention - Brutus' Glorious Failure; Caesar's Ambiguous End.
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: October 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.16