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Julius Caesar by David Carnegie

Julius Caesar is possibly the play that opened The Globe theatre. Certainly it was one of the first to be performed there, using the acting resources of the company and the new stage space with dramatic confidence. The first of Shakespeare's mature tragedies, Julius Caesar is also stirring history. The great political debates between Republic and Empire, democracy and dictatorship, mob rule and tyranny are as applicable today as they were in Elizabethan England, and to the Romans themselves in 44 BC. Highlights of this Handbook include:* a commentary at the heart of the book which guides the reader through the play as it unfolds moment by moment in performance, with special attention to the theatrical choices facing actors and directors* an account of the play's sources and its cultural context* analysis of influential performances on stage and screen, and of changes in the play's critical reception.Lively and stimulating, this invaluable guide offers a unique investigation of the theatrical life of one of Shakespeare's great tragedies.

About the Author

DAVID CARNEGIE is Professor of Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of the Humanities. He is co-editor of The Works of John Webster and has published widely on early modern dramaturgy and stagecraft. His professional theatre experience includes acting, directing and extensive work as a dramaturg on Shakespeare productions.

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Publication date

1st April 2009

Author

David Carnegie

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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA

Format

Hardback
168 pages

Categories

Shakespeare studies & criticism

ISBN

9781403948908

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