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Twentieth century interpretations of Julius Caesar a collection of critical essays. by Leonard Fellows Dean

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English



  • Rome


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
  • Caesar, Julius -- In literature,
  • Assassination in literature,
  • Assassins in literature,
  • Tragedy,
  • Rome -- In literature

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 120. Bibliographical footnotes.

Other titlesJulius Caesar.
StatementEdited by Leonard F. Dean.
SeriesTwentieth century interpretations, A Spectrum book.
LC ClassificationsPR2808 .D4
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 120 p.
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5680145M
LC Control Number69011355

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Twentieth Century Interpretations of Julius Caesar by Dean, Leonard Fellows A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Twentieth century interpretations of Julius Caesar: a collection of critical essays Author: Leonard F Dean ; Mark Van Doren ; Harley Granville-Barker ; Leo Kirschbaum ; Arthur Sewell . Artist: 20th Century unidentified artist Medium: Watercolour on Board Size: 13" x 18" (mm x mm) Date: c. This is the original Watercolour painting by 20th Century unidentified artist. Two panels depicting the Roman forces landing near Dover and Caesar at the head of a column of troops. criticism has found anything in Julius Caesar which will appeal to the twentieth century. The answer, briefly, is that Caesar is now almost unanimously read as a problem play marked by political, ethical, and psychological ironies of a decidedly modem and painfully human kind.

Bloom, Harold, ed. William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” New York: Chelsea House, Nine essays on various aspects of the play by distinguished Shakespeare critics of the ’s and ’s, Marjorie Garber’s essay on the significance of dreams and Michael Long’s on the social order are particularly worthwhile. Get an answer for 'Julius Caesar in the 20th Century? Why do you think the play, Julius Caesar, has been produced countless times in the tumultuous 20th century? - . Character criticism extended into the early twentieth century with M. W. MacCallum's Shakespeare's Roman Plays and Their Background, which marked the end of a critical movement, even as it anticipated some of the twentieth century's most important insights about Julius Caesar. These included providential imperialism, developed influentially as. Being an avid fan of Julius Caesar and the Roman empire in general, I did not find the play particularly enlightening in my youth. However, upon subsequent readings in later years I grew to appreciate the masterful adaptation of hard facts and cold historical events in a way so as to move an uneducated audience without cheapening or detracting from the original in any way.

The topics range from the earliest depiction of Caesar through to the twentieth-first century with essays dealing with his medieval reception, 18th/19th century American analogies, cinema prior to the Great War and how the French, the fascists and others have appropriated and interpreted Julius Caesar in their own political discourse. Wyke's Caesar is another book of this type (See review). Wyke has no intention of writing a biography of the man whose actions precipitated the collapse of the Roman Republic; there are already hundreds of them in circulation, many of them outstanding. 20th Century. 21st Century. In Brecht and Erwin Piscator planned to stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, but nothing came of it. Brecht only returned to the theme in the autumn of , commenting in a letter of November that Caesar was ‘the great model’ for all future dictators. In Brecht’s interpretation, Roman. Julius Caesar in Performance. 1 Julius Caesar is unusual among Shakespeareʼs plays in that a book-length study has been devoted to the history of its production on stage from the beginning to the late twentieth century. John Ripleyʼs census of English and North American theatrical performances alone for to runs to twenty-four pages (), and his book .