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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar : Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations - Harold Bloom

William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations

By: Harold Bloom (Editor)


Published: 1st January 2010
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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 Notep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Calphurnia's Dream and Communication with the Audience in Shakespeare's Julius Caesarp. 5
Julius Caesar: The Forum Scene as Historic Play-withinp. 19
Manliness and Friendship in Julius Caesarp. 31
Plebeian Politics in Julius Caesarp. 47
The Problem of Brutus's Paternity in Julius Caesar (in Partial Relation to Hamlet)p. 61
Julius Caesar: Conscience and Conspiracyp. 67
Embodied Masculinity in Shakespeare's Julius Caesarp. 115
"That every like is not the same": The Vicissitudes of Language in Julius Caesarp. 131
"Bare Life": Political Order and the Specter of Antisocial Being in Shakespeare's Julius Caesarp. 147
Chronologyp. 163
Contributorsp. 165
Bibliographyp. 167
Acknowledgmentsp. 171
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9781604136395
ISBN-10: 1604136391
Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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