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Author: William Shakespeare

Years Written: c. 1599–1600

Type: Play

Genre: Tragedy, Historical Fiction

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Shakespeare's Roman plays are named after the reigning leaders of the time in which they take place. Though Roman general Julius Caesar isn't onstage often, he is the highest-ranking official through most of the play, and his assassination drives the plot.


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