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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74,578 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Full Cast Dramatization, A Full Cast Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781442381520
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The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Julius Caesar to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar’s death at the hands of friends and fellow politicians. Renaissance writers disagreed over the assassination, seeing Brutus, a leading conspirator, as either hero or villain. Shakespeare’s play keeps this debate alive. 

This new full-cast recording—based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare’s classic—expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Jensen | 2/11/2014

    " A great play, but we sure to read the introduction by Martin Wiggins. He makes a number of canny observations that will enrich your reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franck | 2/9/2014

    " I also really like the movie with marlon brando, laurence olivier and others! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 2/8/2014

    " This is a classic Shakespeare play. Julius Caesar is such a great story about the real assassination of Julius during his reign. This is a classical play, and Shakespeare is the most talented and well known writer in history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Loveland | 2/5/2014

    " The language is incredible and sets the tone and background for one of my favourite plays, Antony and Cleopatra. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 1/30/2014

    " One of my favorite Shakespeares, believe it or not. I had a lot of fun analyzing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 1/18/2014

    " The book Julius Caeser was an good book overall. The only problem i had with the book was the way that they spoke. The way that they spoke was very different then modern day english and it was hard to comprehend. Their were to many characters in the book to understand who everybody was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Domenech | 1/17/2014

    " One of Shakespeare's finest works. A true classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Reeder | 1/15/2014

    " I felt more should have come from this time period... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan | 1/8/2014

    " I could read it again. It was bearable . I'd give it 3.5 stars. Not my favorite book, but I kind of liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 1/3/2014

    " One of Shakespeare's better tragedies, a wonderful tale of betrayal and realpolitik. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maia | 12/25/2013

    " When you look at Julius Caesar as a drama, it can be kind of terrible because it is overly dramatized. But, it can be funny in some parts, such as the "mender of soles". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maxwell Harwitt | 12/17/2013

    " All pity choked with custom of fell deeds "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Garrett Wickett | 12/12/2013

    " I really did enjoy reading this book. I enjoyed the twists and turns that Shakespeare applies to his writing. It was kinda hard to understand at first but reading it on No Fear Shakespeare helped quite a bit. This is a book that everyone should read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 10/8/2013

    " Julius Caesar gives an interesting take on the occurances that led up to the death of the most famous Roman emperor. It is a terrific account of one of history's greatest betrayals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 8/21/2013

    " If you like Shakespeare and have the patience to translate his iambic pentameter and original language, this is probably the most dynamic of his works. It seems to have a little bit of everything, and, besides, who can pass up a good tale of betrayal and power hunger?? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridgit | 8/8/2013

    " Definitely not my favorite Shakespeare. I thought the language, while still a billion times better than what I can do, doesnt live up to his other works. This was my first time through, though, and I always like Shakespeare better each time I read a specific play. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brittney | 6/5/2013

    " I HATE this one. I muddled through it only because it was an assignment. Shakespeare is not for me! The only thing I did like was that nearly everyone dies. Thats pretty awesome. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Orli | 4/26/2012

    " if zero stars was an option thats probably what id give it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gianfranco Di Campli | 4/6/2012

    " Amici romani concittadini, prestatemi orecchio! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manish | 3/30/2012

    " This is my favourite book of Shakespeare... awesome work.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecerose | 11/10/2011

    " omg i feel so sad for brutus :(((((( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 7/1/2011

    " the theme of good people being swayed to make really poor choices - and then how they live (or not) with those choices intrigues me in Shakespeare's work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvie | 6/29/2011

    " Julius Caesar is the first Shakeaspeare I ever read (in English I). I didn't remember much of it when I picked it up again in preparation for a performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, but was pleasantly surprised by how modern and relevant it seemed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evangeline | 5/22/2011

    " Very handy to have around to refer to, if i was to buy individual copies of all his works it would be costly and take up far too much space. Alhough of course i still like to buy special copies of my favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K. | 5/18/2011

    " I haven't read everything in it, obviously, and the 5 stars is mostly because...well, the book has everything Shakespeare and I bought it at a used-book store four years ago, in mint condish, for 20 bucks. If that doesn't deserve a 5, right off the bat, I don't know what does. Bargain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 5/1/2011

    " Believe it or not, I have read them all O.o "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 4/19/2011

    " Didn't read the whole thing of course....but this is the edition I used in college. Very nice annotated edition, however it's a bit bulky. ;-) I kept it, because really, how much is Shakespeare going to change when my kid takes it in college? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 4/14/2011

    " The college class I took on Shakespeare's work really cracked it open for me. Knowledge definitely enhances appreciation when it comes to the Bard. This single-volume text includes everything he's written, with annotations. Over 2,000 tissue-thin pages. I just want to pet it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 3/10/2011

    " What do I think well? It one of the greatest books I've read and still reading. I know that I will continue to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reddie | 3/7/2011

    " So far I've only read Hamlet....so far...just wow. Full Review Coming Later "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Javen | 3/4/2011

    " It is not my intent to review the Riverside. There are several well-wrought "complete works." But nobody even comes close to William Shakespeare of Stratford. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/17/2011

    " Whether or not you believe that one man named William Shakespeare wrote these plays, it cannot be denied that they are greatly enjoyable on their own and have influenced countless other works of art throughout the ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 2/10/2011

    " Worth the investment- all of his major and minor tragedies, comedies, histories and romances- plus sonnets. Our professor had made us get a version similar to this one (not leather bound). We read a good portion of it but you can only just scratch the surface with Shakespeare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/10/2011

    " I particularly like this annotated edition. Particular attention is paid to both language and historical context. "

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Author William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.