Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare; Fully Annotated, with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

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September 27, 2006
192 pages, 5 x 7 3/4
ISBN: 9780300108095
Paper

The first tragedy to be played in the new Globe Theatre, Julius Caesar is set at a crucial turning point in Roman history, as the Republican gives way to the imperial. Safely removed in time and place from Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, Rome makes the perfect laboratory for the playwright’s free-ranging political analysis.

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities Emeritus and professor of English emeritus, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His most recent of many edited and translated publications is Das Nibelungenlied, published by Yale University Press. He lives in Lafayette. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University, is the author of many books, including The Western Canon, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine.

"The latest in Yale’s ‘Annotated Shakespeare’ series are two of the old boy’s greatest hits. Besides the scholarly texts, these include lists of suggested further reading, essays, and more. Fab for the price."—Library Journal

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