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By William Shakespeare

ISBN-10: 110800587X

ISBN-13: 9781108005876

John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, released among 1921 and 1966, grew to become the vintage Cambridge version of Shakespeare's performs and poems till the Eighties. The sequence, lengthy considering the fact that out-of-print, is now reissued. every one paintings is accessible either separately and as a collection, and every encompasses a long and full of life advent, major textual content, and mammoth notes and word list published on the again. The version, which started with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, placed into perform the innovations and theories that had developed less than the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably through latest criteria, even though it took the easiest a part of part a century to supply, the recent Shakespeare concerned just a small band of editors in addition to Dover Wilson himself. because the volumes took form, lots of Dover Wilson's textual equipment received basic recognition and have become a longtime a part of later editorial perform, for instance within the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.

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Yet he himself declared Cassius the part in which during his whole career lie had 'taken a peculiar pleasure'^ In February 1850 he appeared as Brutus before Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in Windsor Castle, with Charles Kean as Antony (Kean's only appearance in Julius Casar in England). '4 Three weeks before he had here reverted once more to Cassius with Howe as Antony. Phelps first acted in the play as Cassius to Macready's Brutus, in Covent Garden in 1838 and 1839, and at Drury Lane in 1843.

Pp. 307, 308. xxxvi J U L I U S C-iESAR 1707. This last was a grand performance by subscription under the patronage of Lord Halifax, with a cast of unusual strength: Betterton Brutus, Verbruggen Cassius, Wilks Antony, Barton Booth Caesar, and Mrs Barry and Mrs Bracegirdle as Calphurnia and Portia. The play was repeated the next day, and on 1 April, when, so the Daily Courant tells us, Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Bowman took the women's parts, and Cibber was brought in as an extra fifth citizen. After the reunion of the companies in 1708 Julius Caesar was one of the earliest Shakespeare plays put on at Drury Lane, but now without Betterton.

Antony. Caesar, my lord? 6 Casar. Forget not, in your speed, Antonius, T o touch Calphurnia; for our elders say, T h e barren, touched in this holy chase, Shake off their sterile curse. Antony. I shall remember: 10 When Caesar says 'do this,' it is performed. Casar. Set on, and leave no ceremony out. [music again Soothsayer. Cassar! Casar. Ha! who calls? Casca. Bid every noise be still: peace yet again! Casar. Who is it in the press that calls on me? ' Speak, Cassar is turned to hear. Soothsayer.

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