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Shakespeare's Plutarch: The Lives Julius Caesar Brutus Marcus Antonius Coriolanus Translation Sir Thomas
This volume makes available Sir Thomas North's sixteenth-century translation of Plutarch's "Lives" of Julius Caesar, Brutus, Marcus Antonius and Coriolanus, collating them with extracts from the Shakespeare plays for which they were the main sources. The translations, once described as 'worthy to stand with Malory's "Morte d'Arthur" on either side the English Bible', are i ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Puffin
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A really simple idea: a copy of the Plutarch Lives used by Shakespeare (nobody else) when writing his plays about classical history, annotated with the sections of the script where he has used them for information or - less palatably - blatantly cribbed from them. Brilliant!