WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
One of Shakespeare's greatest Histories, the play is about Roman dictator Julius Caesar's return from a victorious campaign in Spain, causing his fellow-citizens to mistrust the scope of his political ambitions. Afraid that he will accept the title of 'king', a group of conspirators persuade Marcus Brutus to join their plot against Caesar. William Shakespeare's play revolves around Marcus Brutus as he grapples with issues of friendship, honor, and patriotism.
You thought backstabbing and mistrust was new to politics?