In this striking tragedy of political confilict, Shakespeare depicts the ancient Roman world. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry, prophetic warnings and of moving public oratory ("Friends, Romans, countrymen!"). Here, idealism and ironies abound. Part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series, this features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from Great Britain and America, in collaboration with one of the world's foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote.