The End of the Ancient Republic: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Paperback)
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The End of the Ancient Republic: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Paperback)

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Paperback 104 Pages / Published: 22/10/1993
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While recent criticism of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has stressed the corruption of both the common people and the Republic's enemies within the patrician class, this book argues that at the core of the play lies the less obvious but more important corruption of the regime's leading defenders, particularly Brutus.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847677603
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 172 g
Dimensions: 229 x 151 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Brings out surprising aspects of the play, and reminds us once again how richly suggestive Shakespeare is as an interpreter and teacher about politics. -- Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame
Teaches us both how to read Shakespeare and how to think about virtue, political ambition, and friendship. -- Mary P. Nichols, Fordham University
Jan Blits's reading of Shakespeare convincingly uncovers the roots of politics in the ground of human nature. -- Eva T. H. Brann, St. John's College
A splendid and valuable interpretation of a Shakespearean play. * The Journal of Politics *

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