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Shakespeare's Cleopatra: A Study in Moods

Shakespeare's Cleopatra: A Study in Moods

“Age cannot wither, nor custom stale, her infinite variety,” noted William Shakespeare about the ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra. In this recording, American stage actress Claire Luce (1903–1989) presents the full range of Cleopatra’s complex character, rangings from provocative seductress to tragic victim, in scenes from the timeless play Antony and Cleopatra. Transcripts of the scenes heard on the album are included in the liner notes, followed by a biography of the performer.

Track Listing

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Introduction Claire Luce 1:37
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Act I, Scene 1 (If It Be Love Indeed...) Claire Luce 2:01
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Act I, Scene 2 and 3 (Saw You My Lord?) Claire Luce 4:05
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Act I, Scene 5; Act II, Scene 5 (Charmian! Give Me to Drink Mandragora...) Claire Luce 7:51
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Act III, Scene 7 (I Will Be Even with thee Enobarbus) Claire Luce 1:46
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Act III, Scene 11 (What Shall We Do Enobarbus?) Claire Luce 1:20
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Act IV, Scene 4 (Oh...Sleep a Little!...) Claire Luce 2:35
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Act IV, Scene 12, 13, 15 (O!...Help Me My Women!...) Claire Luce 0:48
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Act IV, Scene 12, 13, 15: Continued (O-Antony!...Ah, I Had a Prophesying Fear...) Claire Luce 5:31
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Act V, Scene 2 (Antony Did Tell Me of You Proculeius...) Claire Luce 1:47
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Act V, Scene 2: Continued (Now Iras, What Thinkst Thou?) Claire Luce 5:19

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