Júlio César

Editora Schwarcz - Companhia das Letras

A mais famosa das tragédias de William Shakespeare em edição traduzida e anotada por José Francisco Botelho. Escrita e encenada pela primeira vez em 1599, Júlio César é a mais famosa das tragédias romanas de Shakespeare e uma das obras que tiveram melhor acolhida durante a vida do dramaturgo. Ao recriar a morte do grande ditador no Senado, a peça oferece algumas das melhores cenas da literatura, como o ardiloso discurso de Antônio incitando a plebe à revolta e a briga e reconciliação de Cássio e Bruto diante da notícia da morte de Pórcia, esposa do traidor. Cuidadosamente traduzida e anotada pelo premiado José Francisco Botelho, esta edição conta ainda com um prefácio de Harold Bloom em que o crítico americano joga luz sobre a personagem de Bruto, considerada por ele o primeiro intelectual shakespeariano.
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) é o maior dramaturgo da língua inglesa. Nasceu em Stratford-upon-Avon e viveu em Londres sob os reinados de Elizabeth I e James I. Três anos antes de morrer, voltou à pacata cidade natal, onde se encontra sepultado.
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Editora Schwarcz - Companhia das Letras
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Jan 31, 2018
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Portuguese (Portugal)
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Drama / Shakespeare
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