Shakespeare Connected - Ageless Cleopatra
Cleopatra in Control
This small, deluxe limited edition of Antony and Cleopatra published at the turn of the twentieth century includes illustrations by Byam Shaw.
The images show Cleopatra in control.
She stands tall despite Antony’s complaint to her, “I am dying Egypt”. The smaller, emblematic illustration at the very start of the play displays Cleopatra sitting proudly while Antony is on his knees.
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