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Richard

Cypress, TX, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Julius Caesar (Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, David Cottis
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Gregory Cox, Colin Campbell
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide, with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Soak up the atmosphere of ancient Rome. Decide for yourself whether Caesar's power and ambition was a threat to the Republic, and whether assassination can ever be justified.

    Richard says: "Three Cheers for Julius Caesar and SmartPass"
    "Three Cheers for Julius Caesar and SmartPass"
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    I wish this had been around when I was in college. It is absolutely riveting. If you liked Shakespeare before you will appreciate it even more. If you were intimidated by Shakespeare you will find a new friend. There is a natural ebb and flow from the recited lines of the play by the twenty plus actors (yes I counted them) back to the guide who walks you through by gently pointing out the meaning of obscure words or phrases and by providing the historical backdrop that is sorely needed to appreciate the play. You get into the characters' mindset and actually feel an emotional bonding with them whether love or hate. For the grand finale you get a summary of the plot and some review questions for a potential exam. This recording will be enjoyed by college students and the general public. You won't be disappointed!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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