These popular Shakespeare editions attractively presented and designed to make Shakespeare relevant to students. The plays are initially summarised in lively line illustrations that present the story in pictures to assist students to recognise the plot and major issues. This is followed by an introduction to Shakespeare's life, historical background and settings, and the attitudes of the period. The full text of the play is included with copious notes on language, historical significance and cross-references to other scenes. All are near A4 in size.
Table of Contents
SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE; ELIZABETHAN WORLD VIEW; INTRODUCTION TO JULIUS CAESAR; HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; THE MAJOR THEMES; 1 Private ideals vs. public necessity; 2 Order vs. chaos; 3 the idea of Roman honour; 4 The importance of self-knowledge; GLOSSARY OF TERMS; THE PLAY IN PICTURES; THE CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY; ACT I; Scene I (A street in Rome); Scene II (A public place); Scene III (A street); ACT II; Scene I (Brutus's orchard); Scene II (Caesar's house); Scene III (A street near the Capitol); Scene IV (Outside Brutus's house); ACT III; Scene I (A street in front of the Capitol); Scene II (The Forum); Scene III (A street in Rome); ACT IV; Scene I (A house in Rome); Scene II (Camp near Sardis. In front of Brutus's tent); Scene III (Brutus's tent); ACT V; Scene I (The plains of Philippi); Scene II (The field of battle); Scene III (Another part of the field); Scene IV (Another part of the field); Scene V (Another part of the field)