“Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war…”—Antony
In Julius Caesar, there are no heroes, only heroic words spoken by men of ambition, arrogance, and jealousy. Yet Julius Caesar
is also one of Shakespeare’s most popular and polished works, a
seamless blend of highly-stylized oratory and penetrating soliloquies
that lays bare the innermost workings of the human mind. Here is
Shakespeare in his prime, taking the story of history’s most notorious
assassination and fashioning from it a brilliant and at times chilling
indictment of politics by violence and of how even the strongest and
noblest of minds can be corrupted by flattery and the lure of power
This audiobook features a unique cover illustration by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), specially commissioned for the Shakespeare on Compact Disc series. An introductory essay by Harvard scholar Harold Bloom accompanies the audio.
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