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Set in Ancient Rome, this play remains a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics. The introduction to the text of the play considers Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material ("Plutarch's Lives") in relation to the social and political conditions in London and Stratford at the time of the play's composition, also offering new evidence that it was written in 1608. Professor Parker examines the play's history and particularly its staging at the Blackfriars Theatre, where it was probably the first of Shakespeare's plays to be presented. A thorough commentary pays special attention to the needs of actors and more

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  • Paperback | 397 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • halftones, 1 map
  • 0192814524
  • 9780192814524

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