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Caesar and Cleopatra (Dodo Press)

by Bernard Shaw

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Dodo Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama texts, plays,
  • General,
  • Drama / General,
  • Plays / Drama

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages132
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11677960M
    ISBN 101406553867
    ISBN 109781406553864
    OCLC/WorldCa429216336

    Get this from a library! Caesar and Cleopatra. [Bernard Shaw; Frances Frazer; John Russell Brown] -- A wise, unsentimental Caesar is the center of a loose plot about political intrigue in ancient Egypt. Shaw gives unfamiliar personalities to both Caesar and Cleopatra. His latter is a giddy teenager. Get this from a library! Caesar and Cleopatra. [Bernard Shaw; William-Alan Landes] -- When Ceasar names Cleopatra as the Queen of the Nile, he believes he is securing the future of his country's relations with Egypt, but when he is betrayed by the young soldier Mark Antony, he finds.

      George Bernard Shaw's 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.4/5(5). Cleopatra and Julius Caesar: Their Life Intertwined. The Cleopatra and Julius Caesar connection was formed when Julius Caesar fled to Egypt in pursuit of his enemy Pompey (McManus, ). Pompey has already been executed by the Egyptians. Julius Caesar, however, is not threatened by the same fate for he carried a much greater army force.

    With wit, irony, and an undertone of melancholy, Caesar and Cleopatra satirizes Shakespeare’s use of history and comments wryly on the politics of Shaw’s own time. This is the definitive text prepared under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence. The volume includes Shaw’s preface of Cleopatra's character and her love affair with Caesar - which, during the Egyptian war, essentially takes up the first third of the book - is the antithesis of conventional Hollywood casting, but the Queen is far more compelling than any mere sex kitten. Caesar's motivations are similarly not romanticized.5/5(5).


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Caesar and Cleopatra (Dodo Press) by Bernard Shaw Download PDF EPUB FB2

Shaws retelling of Caesar and Cleopatra demonstrates admirably both Shaws philosophy, as well as showcases his tremendous gifts as a storyteller. Shaw depicts Cleopatra as a woman who, out of military necessity, appeals to Caesar. Caesar is depicted as a Realist, and a man of action who values good government and unsentimentality/5.

He has the general, Julius Caesar encounter the girl queen Cleopatra at the foot of the Syphinx. Still a child, Cleo is portrayed as an irrepressible kitten who become a formidable empress. Shaw's stage directions alone are worth s:   He has the general, Julius Caesar encounter the girl queen Cleopatra at the foot of the Syphinx.

Still a child, Cleo is portrayed as an irrepressible kitten who become a formidable empress. Shaw's stage directions alone are worth reading/5(19). Book Description HTML. A five-act play comparing the lives of Caesar and Cleopatra as depicted in Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw's play, "Caesar", and the film classic, "Cleopatra", in contrast to the events Caesar and Cleopatra book actually took place in their lives.

The author of fifty-three plays, hundreds of essays, reviews, and letters, and several books, Shaw is best known for Widowers’ Houses, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Caesar and Cleopatra, Caesar and Cleopatra book and Superman, Major Barbara, Pygmalion, Heartbreak House, and Saint Joan.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in /5(25). Caesar and Cleopatra: Author: G. Bernard Shaw. Book ID: R Released: Format: BSON File Size: MB.

Read Online. Download. Also of Interest. An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde: A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen: Macbeth William Shakespeare: The Birds Aristophanes.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.

Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a /5(K). Act is alone at night in the Egyptian desert, apostrophizing a statue of the Sphinx.

Caesar is startled when a young girl, Cleopatra, addresses him from the paws of the Sphinx. Caesar has journeyed to Egypt where he meets Cleopatra after his defeat of Pompey the Great in the civil war. Caesar marries Cleopatra and has a son, Caesarion, with her. The story continues until the end of Caesar's life, where he is stabbed by members of the Senate in Author: Anne Spackman.

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The book begins with an argument between Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and Julius Caesar. As a triumphant invader, Caesar belittles the Egyptian people and suggests that Egypt, as a realm, is past its best. Infuriated, Cleopatra makes a wager with Caesar promising to build a new palace in Alexandria within three months.

Cleopatra summons Edifis, who claims to be the best architect in ed by: Asterix and the Big Fight. : Caesar and Cleopatra (Airmont classics series): Shaw, Bernard: Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart.

Books. Go Search 4/5(25). The author of fifty-three plays, hundreds of essays, reviews, and letters, and several books, Shaw is best known for Widowers’ Houses, Mrs.

Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Caesar and Cleopatra, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, Pygmalion, Heartbreak House, and Saint Joan. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in /4(3). Although the book is more on the side of Caesar, the novel doesnt only show the perspective of Caesar; it includes points of views from all sides, from the march of Cato, Cleopatra and her relationship with Caesar/5.

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Her latest book is the sixth and final entry in a series that traces the last days of the Roman Republic, including the events leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar and the aftermath of that famous murder. Here, that most renowned of Romans, at the height of his power, and Cleopatra, his illustrious mistress, are at center stage/5().

Caesar and Cleopatra is about the historical situation of Caesar conquering Egypt and holding the queen Cleopatra under his thumb. The iconoclastic Shaw breaks the idols of Cleopatra and of Caesar in such an unforgettable way that the reader then begins to see the humorous side of Caesar while also seeing the unglamorous side of Cleopatra.5/5(2).

About the Book Caesar and Cleopatra satirizes Shakespeare's use of history and comments wryly on the politics of Shaw's own time, but the undertone of melancholy makes it one of his most affecting plays. Assassination and intrigue, romance and betrayal, all are dealt with in Shaw's inimitable comic style.

Caesar and Cleopatra represents a mature Shaw, who revolutionized the British theatre by 4/5(5). In this philosophical coming-of-age film, an aging Julius Caesar takes possession of the Egyptian capital city of Alexandria, and tries to resolve a feud between young Princess Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy.

During the resulting sometimes-murderous court intrigues, Caesar develops a special relationship with Cleopatra, and teaches her how to use her royal ed by: Gabriel Pascal. Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman.

Before Caesar and the carpet, before Antony and Actium, before Octavian and the asp, there was Arsinoe. Abandoned by her beloved Cleopatra and an indifferent father, young Arsinoe must fight for her survival in the bloodthirsty royal court when her half-sister Berenice seizes Egypt’s throne.Cleopatra wanted nothing more than to rule.

Her husband, Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII, had driven his sister from the palace at Alexandria after Cleopatra attempted to make herself the sole sovereign.

In the summer of 48 B. C. the Roman General Julius Caesar arrived at Alexandria. Caesar was drawn to the Egyptian family feud.Julius Caesar Julius Caesar, the dictator of Rome and conqueror of the world. A middle-aged, rather prosaic man, he meets the childish Cleopatra on a moonlit night in the desert.