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By William Shakespeare

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Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
A Fully-Dramatized Recording
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The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare: 38 Dramatized Plays
All 38 of Shakespeare's plays available in one extraordinary, definitive collection , complete and unabridged, fully dramatized on CDs with an original score and sound design for each play.
The Audio Partners Publishing Corp., (2003)
An Unabridged Dramatization on Three CDs
ISBN: 1-932219-16-1
Genre: Drama - Tradegy / History



Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - May 11, 2003

Julius Caesar is one of William Shakespeare's most gripping tragedies. At its heart it is an historic thriller of epic proportions. The story takes place shortly after Julius Caesar's defeat of Pompey. During this period Rome was a Republic, and many of Caesar's cohorts soon begin to worry that he has set his sights on overthrowing the Republic so that he could become the sole ruler of Rome. While Caesar is at the height of his power, he is helpless to forestall the court intrigues and backroom politicking that swirled around him. For one of his friends, Brutus, it soon becomes apparent that he must subdue his personal feelings in order to do whatever is best for the Republic - even if it means killing his friend!

Shakespeare play Julius Caesar is based upon true instances in Roman history and the play follows the events leading up to Julius Caesar's assassination and the ensuing civil war that erupted. This is a story about duty, loyalty, and greed and how men with various motivations are often drawn together in pursuit of a common goal. This is not a play for anyone seeking an upbeat story. The characters in this play, as their real life counterparts, met, on the most part, tragic ends. Their deaths and the accompanying carnage that resulted from the political machinations and warfare that surrounded the death of Julius Caesar are heart wrenchingly portrayed within the confines of this remarkable tale.

This unabridged dramatic production of Julius Caesar is part of The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare collection. This play was dramatized by a full cast of respected Shakespearean actors that included: This unabridged dramatization of Julius Caesar has been issued on three CDs, and comes complete with liner notes that provide a scene by scene synopsis of the play, a cast list, and tracking list that will enable you to easily find each act and scene in the play. This is a full stage dramatization of the play, and it is rounded out by a musical score composed by Dominique Le Gendre and accompanying sound effects.

This dramatization of Julius Caesar will be of interest to students of literature and history. It will also be of interest to those seeking to listen to a compelling and engrossing story, performed by a full cast of talented actors that bring this story to life.


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