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Read Not Dead: Cleopatra and Caesar

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Our script-in-hand performance series, Read Not Dead, returns with the world premiere in English of Cyprian Norwid’s Shakespeare-inspired, Cleopatra and Caesar.

Inspired by Antony and Cleopatra, Cyprian Norwid’s piece offers a striking perspective on Shakespeare’s Queen. This premiere performance will introduce audiences to a writer who is now regarded as one of the most significant Polish Romantic poets.

The play first appeared in English translation in 2021 to mark the 200th anniversary of Norwid’s birth. Norwid lived for a time in Great Britain but died as a recluse and in poverty in Paris in 1883.

Shakespeare’s Globe is indebted to Glagoslav Publications and to Charles S. Kraszewski for permission to use his translation and to the Polish Cultural Institute for its support of this event.


£15 Seated (£12 Students / Members)
£5 Standing

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This event is in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Part of Shakespeare & Poland  and Summer 2022

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