Julius Caeser (by Shakespeare) = 3/5

I’m pretty tired, so this will be short. The story is pretty self-explanatory; it’s Shakespeare’s depiction of the circumstances leading up to, during, and after Caeser’s assassination. I found the overall plot a bit dry, but that’s probably because I was reading the script of a piece meant to be performed on stage. There’s a lot unsaid between the written/spoken words that’s meant to be shared with the play’s consumers via actors’ expressions, mannerisms, and movements.

It’s been about 10 years since I last read Shakespeare, and I was surprised by how much more easily I can understand Shakespearean English now. I also appreciated the wordplay and turns of phrase more as an adult than I did in middle and high school. Shakespeare is still Shakespeare, in case anyone was wondering.

TL;DR: Would certainly see the play, but wouldn’t necessarily recommend for recreational reading.

Review originally written 25 July 2017

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