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Shakespeare Online

Julius Caeser

The Play

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.



  • A 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.
  • A Julius Caeser Synopsis is available at the Michigan Technological Universty server.
  • Thinkquest offers a Julius Caesar Quiz and Study Questions.
  • 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.

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First Posted: 1999-08-04 | Last Revised: 1999-10-22