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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Overview

  • Category: Tragedy
  • Period written: 1599
  • First known performance: 1599 (Globe Theatre, London)
  • Number of lines: 2636
  • Number of scenes: 18
  • Total Characters: 51
  • Prose/Verse: 6%/94%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Four undated actor quartos
  • Possible Sources: The Governour (Sir Thomas Elyot, 1531), The Civil Wars (Appian of Alexandria, 1578), The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (Plutarch, 1579 (c. 46–120)), Caesar Interfectus (Richard Eedes, 1582), The Mirror for Magistrates (John Higgins, 1587), Il Cesare (Orlando Pescetti, 1594), The First Booke of the Annales of Cornelius Tacitus (R. Grenewey, 1598), The Historie of Twelve Caesars (Suctonius, 1606), Cesar’s Revenge (Anonymous, 1607), The Histories of Sallust (Thomas Heywood, 1608), The Roman Histories of Florus (E.M. Bolton, 1619), The Roman History of Velleius Paterculus (Sir R. LeGrys, 1632)

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