Caesar and Cleopatra: A History

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Penguin Books, 1957 - Drama - 136 pages
A farcical comedy in which an elderly Caesar instructs a simple yet strong-willed girl in the art of being a queen

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User Review  - jonfaith - www.librarything.com

Lovely play but I was at a loss to imagine a successful staging. This is vast and epic while insistently self aware, emplacing it’s own sense of history upon a lineage we believe to know from another ... Read full review

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User 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

Contents

PROLOGUE
7
AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE PROLOGUE
13
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA
25
Copyright

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About the author (1957)

Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

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