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Title:Julius Caesar
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:0198320272
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Number of Pages:95
Category:Classics, Plays, Drama, Fiction, School

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Roma Gill

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Julius Caesar The Oxford School Shakespeare has become the preferred introduction to the literary legacy of the greatest playwright in the English language This exclusive collection of the Bard s best works has been designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare s rich literary legacy Each play is presented complete and unabridged in large print Every book is well illustrated and starts with a commentary and character summary Scene synopses and character summaries clarify confusing plots while incisive essays explore the historical context and Shakespeare s sources Each book ends with a complete list of Shakespeare s plays and a brief chronology of the Bard s life The detailed explanatory notes are written clearly and positioned right next to the text no more squinting at microscopic footnotes or flipping pages back and forth in search of endnotes The new edition of the series features new covers and new illustrations including both new drawings and photos from recent productions of Shakespeare s plays around the globe In addition the notes and the introductory material have been completely revised in line with new research and in order to make them clearer and more accessible Finally the entire text has been redesigned and reset to enhance readability The new edition achieves the feat of unprecedented clarity of presentation without any cuts to the original text or the detailed explanations

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Macbeth, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Othello, Romeo and Juliet
In Othello Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona with elopement and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths He sets this story in the romantic world of the Mediterranean moving the action from Venice to the island of Cyprus and giving it an even more exotic coloring with stories of Othello s African past Shakespeare builds so many differences into his hero and heroine differences of race of age of cultural background that one should not perhaps be surprised that the marriage ends disastrously But most people who see or read the play feel that the love that the play presents between Othello and Desdemona is so strong that it would have overcome all these differences were it not for the words and actions of Othello s standard bearer Iago who hates Othello and sets out to destroy him by destroying his love for Desdemona As Othello succumbs to Iago s insinuations that Desdemona is unfaithful fascination which dominates the early acts of the play turns to horror especially for the audience We are confronted by spectacles of a generous and trusting Othello in the grip of Iago s schemes of an innocent Desdemona who has given herself up entirely to her love for Othello only to be subjected to his horrifying verbal and physical assaults the outcome of Othello s mistaken convictions about her faithlessness, One of the greatest plays of all time the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father and with his mother s infidelity Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger The ghost Hamlet s feigned madness Ophelia s death and burial the play within a play the closet scene in which Hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater, Folger Shakespeare Library the world s leading center for Shakespeare studies br Each edition includes Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene by scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare s language An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library s vast holdings of rare books Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D C is home to the world s largest collection of Shakespeare s printed works and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs, King Lear growing old and too tired to reign decides to divide his realm amongst his three daughters leaving the largest share to the one who loves him the most His two eldest daughters Goneril and Regan foolish and deceitful children are rewarded for their insincere flattery His youngest daughter Cordelia however speaks honestly and truthfully which enrages the old king He disinherits Cordelia and then drives himself to madness left to wander the heath with only his Fool his servant Caius and the madman Tom O Bedlam for company Once reunited with Cordelia Lear is too late repents his rashness and must face the tragic consequences of his choices