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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Paperback – January 11, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1143034343 ISBN-10: 1143034341

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (January 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1143034341
  • ISBN-13: 978-1143034343
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 9.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Soothsayers and premonitions. Power-hungry politicians. Conspiracy, betrayal, and assassination. The battle for control of the Roman Empire. Enjoy the nonstop intrigue of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in this action-packed manga edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

ADAM SEXTON is author of Master Class in Fiction Writing and editor of the anthologies Love Stories, Rap on Rap, and Desperately Seeking Madonna. He has written on art and entertainment for The New York Times and The Village Voice, and he has taught fiction writing and literature at New York University and Parsons School of Design. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.


HYEONDO PARK, moved from Seoul, South Korea to Dallas, Texas with his mother and two brothers at the age of 10. He had a special passion for comics growing up, and it is one of many reasons why he attended and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2006 as a cartoonist.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
The themes that Shakespeare dealt with are universal. Yet, the biggest complaint that many people have when reading or discussing Shakespeare is the language: "People don't talk like that.", "Why don't they speak in English?", "I can't understand a word of what they just said." are just a sampling of complaints I've heard when attempting to teach Shakespeare to high school students. I try everything I can think of to get over the language issue, but very little seems to help (comments such as "You do know that the way people talk in movies usually isn't the same way people talk in real life, either, don't you?" seem incomprehensible to students). That's why I'm thankful when books such as SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR: THE MAGNA EDITION come around; it provides another avenue to use in trying to get students connected with the themes of the play and not worry about the language.

SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR takes Shakespeare's famous play and puts it into graphic novel form (even though subtitled "The Magna Edition" the book isn't a true magna because magna reads from the back of the book to the front). Some minor scenes have been cut out, but Shakespeare's language remains. The result is an engaging and accessible graphic novel that young people and more visually oriented people might be able to relate to and understand better than just reading the play directly from the text.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By petite mommy on July 9, 2012
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I purchased this with the other titles ("Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "Romeo & Juliet" to help my remedial English students (which included a bunch of ESLL students) to understand Shakespeare. I liked that the actual text was included with the manga style; however, some scenes are not included, and a cast of characters would've been nice to have, especially for students who are unfamiliar with the play in the first place. Overall, I'm satisfied with my purchase. Oh, and my students all left remedial English with a clear understanding of Shakespeare's tragedies. :)
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