Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader

Editor: Hartley, Andrew James
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Single-User Purchase Price: $104.00
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ISBN: 978-1-47-422037-8
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Book Status: Available
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This volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to this Roman tragedy, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its earliest known staging in 1599, including an analysis of the 2013 film Caesar Must Die starring Italian inmates, and an assessment of why the play is now coming back into vogue on stage.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Introduction
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Timeline
  • Introduction - Andrew James Hartley
  • 1 The Critical Backstory - Daniel Cadman
  • 2 Performance History - Andrew James Hartley
  • 3 The State of the Art - Domenico Lovascio
  • 4 New Directions: Julius Caesar, Ovidian Transformation and the Martyred Body on the Early Modern Stage - Lisa S. Starks-Estes
  • 5 New Directions: Striking Our Debt to Moral Tragedy: Retributive Economics in - Julius Caesar Todd Landon Barnes
  • 6 New Directions: What Should Be in that Caesar: The Question of Julius Caesar's Greatness - John E. Curran, Jr.
  • 7 New Directions: The Death of the Roman Republic: Julius Caesar and Cicero - Warren Chernaik
  • 8 Resources for Teaching and Studying - Julius Caesar Jeremy Lopez
  • Bibliography