Caesar and Cleopatra (Annotated)
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Caesar and Cleopatra, a play composed in 1898 by George Bernard Shaw, was first staged in 1901 and first published with Captain Brassbound's Conversion and The Devil's Disciple in his 1901 collection, Three Plays for Puritans. It was first performed at Newcastle upon Tyne on March 15, 1899. London production was at the Savoy Theatre in 1907. The drama has a prologue and an "Alternative to the Prologue". The prologue consists of the Egyptian god Ra addressing the audience directly, as if he could see them in the theater (i.e, breaking the fourth wall). He says that Pompey represents the old Rome and Caesar represents the new Rome. The gods favored Caesar, according to Ra, because he "lived the life they had given him boldly". Ra recounts the conflict between Caesar and Pompey, their battle at Pharsalia, and Pompey's eventual assassination in Egypt at the hands of Lucius Septimius. This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents. It has also been annotated, with extensive additional information about the play and its author, including an overview, summary, plot, characters, origins, performance history, adaptations, biographical and bibliographical information.
|Marke:||Bronson Tweed Publishing|
|EAN:||Bronson Tweed Publishing|