About the Book
As Julius Caesar moves closer to securing power for him and is perceived by some as a threat to Roman citizens, his senators plot to bring about his downfall. Caesar's assassination leads to civil war rather than peace and the play explore the subsequent deaths of the conspirators Brutus and Cassius. Shakespeare's contemporaries would have spotted the playwright's attempts to use the shift from republican to imperial Rome to highlight the political situation of the Elizabethans at the time. Featuring some of the most powerfully resonant and rousing speeches of any of Shakespeare's plays, Julius Caesar remains one of his most well-loved historical tragedies.
About the Author
William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest playwright the world has seen. He produced an astonishing amount of work 37 plays, 154 sonnets and 5 poems. He died on 23rd April 1616, aged 52 and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.