Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Graphic Novel - 2008
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Praise for Manga Shakespeare

ALA Best Book for Young Adults

ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

 

"Reluctant readers who appreciate manga and who would not think of picking up the work of Shakespeare are sure to gravitate toward these titles. Even if the text puts them off, they will be drawn to the illustrations. These adaptations would make wonderful additions to any school or public library's manga collection." -- VOYA

 

"Refreshingly clear, this adaptation is recommended for all libraries serving teens." -- Kirkus Reviews

 

"This fresh new way of looking at a classic will draw new readers to Shakespeare, hopefully to discover that his plays are really quite entertaining." --YAbookscentral.com

 

Shakespeare's most commonly studied plays, now the latest additions to the innovative Manga Shakespeare series.   In Shakespeare's enduring tale of ancient Rome, Julius Caesar is at the height of his powers--but there are men plotting his destruction. Is Caesar a tyrant or a dynamic leader? Are his enemies greedy or noble? The Manga Shakespeare adaptation of this important work maintains the language--and the fierce political intrigue--of the original while including a fresh perspective through the style of modern manga.



F&P level: Z
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780810970724
Branch Call Number: YA GRAPHIX 822. 33 JUL
Characteristics: 207 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.)

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Love_Legolas_111
May 16, 2016

Hard to find fault with this play. Interest-catching, tragic, morally challenging. Great read.

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TigerLily_16
Nov 10, 2015

I like this book! We had to read it for school, and the "No Fear" part made it much easier to read. If you want to start reading Shakespeare, I would suggest No Fear.

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niqikrystine
Aug 04, 2015

an often underrated Shakespearean title, with clever humor and classic quotes.

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pmg12
Apr 09, 2015

Julius Caesar is in my personal opinion Shakespeare's greatest work. Besides the fact that the play gave us timeless quotes that appear in our world today, but it also gave the readers an opportunity to see the power of change and keeping of past traditions. The two main characters envision a Rome which they believe to be perfect. Unfortunately for them, they are too blind to see that their perfect republic can no longer exist, leading to a tragic death and civil war. The themes in this book are many. The story itself fascinates readers even today. If you don't like Shakespeare, I implore you to read just this one play of his. The story is too important for you to miss out on.

Kdmullerspy Aug 22, 2013

Very Interesting read. I loved the characters

Veepea Jan 04, 2012

I like the No Fear Shakespeare series, if not for them I doubt I would be reading Shakespeare at all. Julius Caesar is a great play and as near to history as is possible. This is my favourite Shakespearian play by far, though I still have many to read. You really sympathize with the characters and it helps you to understand why they acted the way they did.

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Love_Legolas_111
May 16, 2016

“…every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity.” -Casca, Act 1, Scene 3

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Love_Legolas_111
May 16, 2016

“…let the gods so speed me, as I love the name of honor more than I fear death.” -Brutus, Act 1, Scene 2

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Love_Legolas_111
May 16, 2016

"Beware the ides of March." -Soothsayer, Act 1, Scene 2

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pmg12
Apr 09, 2015

pmg12 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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