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The Play

William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, based on true events, concerns the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, his assassination in 44 BC, and its immediate aftermath. Probably written in 1599 and among the first of Shakespeare's plays to be performed at the Globe Theater,

See Grade 7.37 for historical information about influential figures in Roman history

Brutus sees Caesar's ghost
Brutus sees Caesar's ghost

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (Full Text)

Act by Act Summary of the play


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Multimedia Resources


Hear the Play Read Aloud

See the Play Performed at the Fall Festival, Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California Davis

Marlon Brando Played Marc Anthony in 1953
Marlon Brando Played Marc Anthony in 1953

4 Film Versions of Julius Caesar to Watch for the Ides of March (1950, 1953, 1970, 1979)

Modern Day Interpretations of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Shakespeare is the most filmed author ever in any language.

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Teaching Julius Caesar: A Differentiated Approach from National Council of Teachers of English

Teacher's Guide to Julius Caesar from Penguin Books

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Resources for Teaching About Shakespeare


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Teaching Modules from Folger Shakespeare Library. See also home page of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Shakespeare Uncovered tells the stories behind the stories of the Shakespeare's plays, from PBS Learning Media

Shakespeare Sparks Engagement, Deep Learning

Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in Bits vs. Wordplay Shakespeare, a review of 2 digital presentations of the play.


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See World History I.29 for more about Shakespeare in the time of the Renaissance


See also AP World History Key Concept 4.1 for more historical context