What is the play Julius Caesar about?
William Shakespeare started writing plays in 1590. During the course of his career, he wrote a total of 37 plays, as well as 154 sonnets. He wrote 17 comedies, such as 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'As You Like It'. Ten of his plays were based on historical events or personages, and ten were tragedies, including 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Hamlet', and 'Julius Caesar'.
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The tragedy 'Julius Caesar' is based loosely on historical events. However, it is classified as a tragedy instead of a historical play because the...
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fromChapter 7 / Lesson 2
Learn about the tragic hero in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. See a summary and analysis of Shakespeare's tragedy. Explore the traits of the tragic hero.