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Rome and rhetoric : Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Series: Anthony Hecht lectures in the humanities.
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Renaissance plays and poetry in England were saturated with the formal rhetorical twists that Latin education made familiar to audiences and readers. Yet a formally educated man like Ben Jonson was unable to make these ornaments come to life in his two classical Roman plays. The author, focusing his attention on Shakepeare's play, Julius Caesar, here demonstrates how Shakespeare so wonderfully made these ancient  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; Julius Caesar; William Shakespeare; Gajus Julius Caesar; William Shakespeare; Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 9780300152180 0300152183 9780300188004 0300188005
OCLC Number: 711045626
Description: 186 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Caesar: mighty yet --
Brutus: rhetoric verbal and visual --
Antony: the fox knows many things --
Cassius: parallel lives.
Series Title: Anthony Hecht lectures in the humanities.
Other Titles: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Responsibility: Garry Wills.

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