Topic - Shakespeare'S "Julius Caesar

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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Rome and Rhetoric'

    First, let's acknowledge that Garry Wills' book-length discussion of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" is full of useful information and likely to be an indispensable companion to students of the play in years to come. It collects in one place much of what you need to know about Shakespeare's knowledge of the classical world and, up to a point, offers a useful account of what he was doing with it in the play.

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  • There is not a lot of that in this volume, but what there is rather crucially limits what he is able to tell us about Shakespeare.

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  • Later he writes that "the way these men mirror one another shows how the political dynamics of an honor-fueled drive for power makes competitors resemble their opposites."

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