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Sali Said

to give answers to some of the play's frequently debated questions, such as why Cleopatra flees from the Battle of Actium and who should be answerable for the loss at war. The first subsection of ‘The Battle of Actium’ emphasises the power of Fate

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Challenging Hegemonic Patriarchy

A Feminist Reading of Arab Shakespeare Appropriations

Safi M. Mahfouz

Athens: ‘No, my most wronged sister! Cleopatra hath nodded him to her. He hath given his empire up to a whore’. 26 Moreover, even Antony blames Cleopatra for losing the battle at Actium and desperately calls her ‘Triple-turn'd whore’, ‘false soul of

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A Kingdom for a Mirth

Shakespeare's ‘Fatal Cleopatra’ and the Worm's Turn

Roger Stritmatter and Shelly Maycock

as Antony follows Cleopatra in flight from Actium. Lepidus's phrase ‘the operation of your sun’ (2.7.27) alludes to the final law of the alchemical tradition contained in the Tabula Smaragdina or Emerald Tablet . This alchemical treatise