Caesar and Cleopatra

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Caesar and Cleopatra (1899) is a play by Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) [1]. The play 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. Themes: Shaw wants to prove that it was not love but politics that drew Cleopatra to Julius Caesar; a second theme is Shaw's belief that people have not been morally improved by civilization and technology.

Performance history in South Africa

1928: In South Africa the play was presented by the Witwatersrand University Players in 1928.


Footlights, 1(4):10, 1929.

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