Shakespeare probably wrote Julius Caesar in 1599.
It is sometimes known as one of his 'Roman Plays', together with Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus, because all three are set in Ancient Rome.
Julius Caesar portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of the conspirators at the Battle of Philippi.
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Read the story of Julius Caesar in plain English.
We've selected some well-known quotes from Julius Caesar.
Lucy Bailey production 2009
View photos and watch interviews with the director and designer of this production for the Swan's thrust stage.