After reading this yesterday, I stopped at the local Goodwill book store (yes, we have a separate Goodwill book store!) and there were two No Fear Shakespeare books there, along with a couple of other books we will need for 8th grade literature. Thank you for telling us about these, I know they will be so useful in our homeschool!
No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Julius Caesar on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.
"No Fear Shakespeare" gives you the complete text of "Julius Caesar" on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains
* The complete text of the original play
* A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
* A complete list of characters with descriptions
* Plenty of helpful commentary
About the Author
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.