Julius Caesar Part 1 – MP3


Recorded in Sonoma, California – April 28, 1990. This is a 44MB audio file approximately 60 minutes in length.


Gil Bailie examines William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar through the lens of René Girard. Shakespeare’s play looks at the volatile transition from republican Rome to Imperial Rome. One of the chief protagonists of the drama is the ‘crowd’ or better the ‘mob’. This play was one of the primary sources from which Girard drew his mimetic theory.

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