Shakespeare homepage | Julius Caesar | Entire play Enter CAESAR; ANTONY , for the course; CALPURNIA, PORTIA, DECIUS BRUTUS, CICERO, CASSIUS, and CASCA; a great crowd following, among them a Soothsayer. CAESAR. Shakespeare's original work is from Gutenberg Etext # and is used under the The Complete Works of William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy.
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In , Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. By the couple had a daughter, Susanna, and two years later the twins, Hamnet and Judith. Somewhere between and Shakespeare went to London, where he became first an actor and then a playwright. His acting company, The Kings Men, appeared most often in the Globe theater, a part of which Shakespeare himself owned.
In all, Shakespeare is believed to have written thirty-seven plays, several nondramatic poems, and a number of sonnets. In when he left the active life of the theater, he returned to Stratford and became a country gentleman, living in the second-largest house in town. For five years he lived a quiet life. From his own time to the present, Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest writers of the English-speaking world. William Shakespeare. The house in which scholars believe Shakespeare to have been born stands on Henley Street and, despite many modifications over the years, you can still visit it today.
After moving to Stratford in , he worked as a glover, a moneylender, and a dealer in agricultural products such as wool and grain. But the rise from the middle class to the gentry did not come right away, and the costly petition expired without being granted. About this time, John Shakespeare mysteriously fell into financial difficulty.
He became involved in serious litigation, was assessed heavy fines, and even lost his seat on the town council.
Some scholars suggest that this decline could have resulted from religious discrimination because the Shakespeare family may have supported Catholicism, the practice of which was illegal in England. SuperStock scholars point out that not all religious dissenters both Catholics and radical Puritans lost their posts due to their religion. Whatever the cause of his decline, John did regain some prosperity toward the end of his life.
Shakespeare would have started petty school — the rough equivalent to modern preschool — at the age of four or five.
This sheet was framed in wood and covered with a transparent piece of horn for durability. Hamnet died at the age of 11 when Shakespeare was primarily living away from his family in London.
While in grammar school, Shakespeare would primarily have studied Latin, reciting and reading the works of classical Roman authors such as Plautus, Ovid, Seneca, and Horace.
Toward his last years in grammar school, Shakespeare would have acquired some basic skills in Greek as well. Jonson is not saying that when Shakespeare left grammar school he was only semiliterate; he merely indicates that Shakespeare did not attend University, where he would have gained more Latin and Greek instruction. At some point, he traveled to London and became involved with the theatre, but he could have been anywhere between 21 and 28 years old when he did.
Though some have suggested that he may have served as an assistant to a schoolmaster at a provincial school, it seems likely that he went to London to become an actor, gradually becoming a playwright and gaining attention.
As proper men as ever trod upon neat's leather have gone upon my handiwork. Why dost thou lead these men about the streets? Second Commoner Truly, sir, to wear out their shoes, to get myself into more work. But, indeed, sir, we make holiday, to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph.
What conquest brings he home? What tributaries follow him to Rome, To grace in captive bonds his chariot-wheels?
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!
O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, Knew you not Pompey? Many a time and oft Have you climb'd up to walls and battlements, To towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome: And when you saw his chariot but appear, Have you not made an universal shout, That Tiber trembled underneath her banks, To hear the replication of your sounds Made in her concave shores?
And do you now put on your best attire? And do you now cull out a holiday?
And do you now strew flowers in his way That comes in triumph over Pompey's blood? Be gone!