Julius Caesar: original Shakespearean text with a modern line-for-line translation

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Barron's Educational Series,
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Marc Antony comes "to bury Caesar, not to praise him," and his funeral oration unleashes a power struggle among the Roman Empire's mightiest generals and statesmen. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways--which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before.
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Grouping Titlejulius caesar original shakespearean text with a modern line for line translation
Grouping Authorshakespeare william
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subject_facetCaesar, Julius. -- Juvenile drama
Children's plays, English
Drama -- Juvenile literature
English literature -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature
Heads of state -- Juvenile drama
Rome -- History -- 53-44 B.C. -- Juvenile drama
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Julius Caesar. -- Juvenile literature
title_displayJulius Caesar : original Shakespearean text with a modern line-for-line translation
title_fullJulius Caesar : original Shakespearean text with a modern line-for-line translation Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_shortJulius Caesar
title_suboriginal Shakespearean text with a modern line-for-line translation
topic_facetCaesar, Julius
Children's plays, English
English literature
Heads of state
History and criticism
Shakespeare, William