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Julius Caesar Key Facts Full title - The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Author - William Shakespeare Type of work - Play Genre - Tragic drama historical drama Language - English Time and place written - 1599 in London Date of first publication - Published in the First Folio of 1623 probably from the theater companys official promptbook rather than from Shakespeares manuscript Publisher - Edward Blount and William Jaggard headed the group of five men who undertook the publication of Shakespeares First Folio Narrator - None Climax - Cassiuss death Viii upon ordering his servant Pindarus to stab him marks the point at which it becomes clear that the murdered Caesar has been avenged and that Cassius Brutus and the other conspirators have lost in their attempt to keep Rome a republic rather than an empire Ironically the conspirators defeat is not yet as certain as Cassius believes but his death helps bring about defeat for his side Protagonists - Brutus and Cassius Atagonists - Antony and Octavius Setting Time - 44 BC Setting Place - Ancient Rome toward the end of the Roman republic Point of view - The play sustains no single point of view however the audience acquires the most insight into Brutuss mind over the course of the action Falling action - Titiniuss realization that Cassius has died wrongly assuming defeat Titiniuss suicide Brutuss discovery of the two corpses the final struggle between Brutuss men and the troops of Antony and Octavius Brutuss self-impalement on his sword upon recognizing that his side is doomed the discovery of Brutuss body by Antony and Octavius Tense - Present Foreshadowing - The play is full of omens including lightning and thunder the walking dead and lions stalking through the city Iiii Additionally the Soothsayer warns Caesar to beware the Ides of March Iii Calpurnia dreams that she sees Caesars statue running with blood IIii and Caesars priests sacrifice animals to the gods only to
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