To read the play, click on one of the links below:
Alternately, you can go to Project
Gutenberg and download one of three versions of the play,
each one available as either a TXT or ZIP file.
Teacher's Guide, written by James R. Cope, is available at
the Penguin/Putman web site. It's one long text page, which should
be easy to print out.
Julius Caeser Synopsis is available at the Michigan Technological
- Thinkquest offers
Caesar Quiz and Study
- The Julius
Caesar site at the Perseus
Project of Tufts University
offers a lot of great resources for scholarly research. The Perseus
Project is devoted to the translation of ancient Greek and Latin
texts, so Shakespeare's version might seem out of place; but
since so many people learn whatever they may know about Caesar
from Shakespeare's plays, having a page devoted to the play makes
sense (to me, anyway).
- Carole Weale's Julius
Caeser web site has a lot of funny parodies of the "Friends,
Romans, Countrymen" speech in Act III, scene ii, some of
which you have to be British (or at least, watch British TV)
to understand. Plenty of annoying pop-ups, though.
- Jeff Umbach's The
Tragedy of Julius Caesar site has similar problems with pop-ups
and a top-frame, but he provides a lot of information about the
play, it's characters, and the history of Caesar's Rome, all
with an easy-to-remember URL.
- IMS:William Shakespeare, HarperAudio. This page features audio clips from
"Julius Caesar", "Much Ado About Nothing",
and the Sonnets as read by Sir John Gielgud. The clips from "Julius
Caesar" are directed by Howard Sacker, and feature Sir Ralph
Richardson and Anthony Quayle. You'll need the appropriate browser
plug-in software to listen to the clips: I recommend QuickTime
from Apple, as the sound quality is much better; alternately,
if speed is a problem, try using RealAudio,
which uses much more compressed files, but at great expense:
the sound quality is awful.