Rome and RhetoricRome and Rhetoric by Garry Wills

I read this to get ready to see Julius Caesar at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Wills explains how Shakespeare uses classic rhetorical devices in the dialogue of Brutus, Caesar, Cassius  and Antony. He adds information about Shakespeare’s sources and the actors in Shakespeare’s company.  I found this a fine preparation for seeing the play.

3 Similar Reads (Non-Fiction)

      Roman Culture; weapons and the man by Garry Wills

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  1. Gary Wills offers great insights–I skimmed it and then saw Chicago Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. This was the first time I saw the play live on stage and I was very impressed. The issues and politics of the that era might as well be the issues and politics of this era

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