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Arts Everyday Living: Valentine Day’s Week in Art—Shakespeare in Love Again (with Cleopatra)

  Or murmuring “Where’s my serpent of old Nile?” For so he calls me……                                                                              Antony and Cleopatra, Act 1, Scene 5     Cleopatra was the original femme fatale, seducing first Julius Caesar and then Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s epic plays.   Here, though, British artist John William Waterhouse has visualized the Egyptian queen […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Valentine’s Day Week—Shakespeare in Love Again, Miranda and the Tempest

Please be sure to  click on the painting to ENLARGE it.    O! I have suffered With those that I saw suffer: a brave vessel, Who had no doubt, some noble creature in her, Dashed all to pieces.  O, the cry did knock Against my very heart.                                             The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2   […]

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