Caesar and Cleopatra
George Bernard Shaw's 1898 take on the storied love affair between the Egyptian queen and Roman leader offers new insight into the political machinations that spurred the romance. Throughout the subtly layered drama, Shaw tackles weighty questions about the value of forgiveness and the true impact of civilization and human progress.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janerawoof - LibraryThing
Delightful play on the interaction between J. Caesar, here presented by Shaw as a wise avuncular idealist, and Cleopatra, the giggly teenage queen of Egypt. Caesar teaches her to be a real queen and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - la2bkk - LibraryThing
An entertaining but inaccurate account of Caesar's brief foray with Cleopatra during the Alexandrian War in Ptolemaic Egpyt. Shaw's style is simple and engaging, and sometimes humorous. A good (and brief) read, but better to get your history elsewhere. Read full review