Sunday, February 15, 2009

February 15: The World Well Lost? (Vol. 18, pp. 53-69)

On this day in 44 B.C., Mark Antony offered his crown to Caesar. So, John Dryden's "All For Love," makes for a natural day-after-Valentine's Day selection and how Mark Antony sacrificed everything — his crown, his reputation and ultimately his life — for the love of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

This selection is from Act III, and contains the usual histrionics that every Elizabethian-era play seems to have.

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