Julius Caesar Author:William Shakespeare The great English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer of all time. During his lifetime (1564-1616) he enjoyed the fame and prosperity that came through acting and writing for London's leading theatre company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men. His many plays, which include histories, comedies, and tragedies,... more » are performed more often and in more countries now than ever before. The success of his works demonstrates that he was truly "not of an age, but for all time."
Julius Caeser, the first of Shakespeare's Roman plays, dramatizes the life of Rome's great general-turned-dictator, and chronicles the power struggle that occurred after his assassination. this classic tragedy demonstrates the suffering that is the inevitable result of human pride, deceit, and lust for power.« less