Where Did Shakespeare Get His Information To Write About Julius Caesar From?


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Julius Caesar shows Shakespeare turning from English to Roman history. Although he wrote in prose, this play is written in verse, as if to suit the subject matter, the style and eloquence of the rhetoric is complimentary to the speeches over Caesar's body. Shakespeare looked mainly to the initial French translation of Plutarch's "Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans" produced by Jacques Amyot in 1579, and then translated into English by Sir Thomas North, and may have used other associated sources, such as the anonymous "The Tragedy of Caesar and Pompey".1595. It was written in 1599, just in time to debut at the brand new Globe, as a commentary on the fear of Londoner's as to who would inherit their dying Queen's crown. Would there be a Monarchy, or would there be a Republic?

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