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!Cleopatra

Cleopatra depicted in an 1888 oil painting by John William Waterhouse.

n 1970 Charlton Heston asked Orson Welles to direct him in a film of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Orson: “Do you have a great Cleopatra?” Charlton: “We’ll pick an actress and you make her great.” Orson: “Believe me, if you don’t find a great Cleopatra, you can’t do this play.” Some Shakespeare plays, like Macbeth and Hamlet, have been filmed again and again. But not this one. Why?

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The third issue of Shakespeare Magazine catches World Cup fever with the Shakespeare Guide to Brazil. Other highlights include Shakespeare's...

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The third issue of Shakespeare Magazine catches World Cup fever with the Shakespeare Guide to Brazil. Other highlights include Shakespeare's...