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Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)

Shaw's legendary wit turns political drama into sparkling comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first ... See full summary »

Director:

Des McAnuff

Writer:

George Bernard Shaw (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Plummer ... Caesar
Nikki M. James ... Cleopatra
Diane D'Aquila Diane D'Aquila ... Ftatateeta
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson ... Rufio
Timothy Stickney Timothy Stickney ... Pothinus (as Timothy D. Stickney)
Steven Sutcliffe Steven Sutcliffe ... Brittanus
John Vickery ... Lucius Septimius
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dalal Badr ... Actor
Wayne Best ... Belzanor
David Collins David Collins ... Theodotus
Aidan DeSalaiz Aidan DeSalaiz ... Persian
Paul Dunn ... Ptolemy
Jesse Aaron Dwyre Jesse Aaron Dwyre ... Major-Domo
Ian Lake Ian Lake ... Roman Sentinel
Roy Lewis Roy Lewis ... Achillas
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Shaw's legendary wit turns political drama into sparkling comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first encounter under a desert moon will lead to a shift in the course of history, as Cleopatra gradually overcomes her timidity to become a determined player in the game of power politics Written by filmbiz@sympatico.ca

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

César y Cleopatra See more »

Filming Locations:

Stratford, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Connections

Version of César e Cleópatra (1956) See more »

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Cinematic theater at its best
9 February 2009 | by lynndavies-1See all my reviews

all I can say is when will see this kind of theater on the screen again? The acting was divine and the production quality filled the screen beautifully. Every detail from the cast led by plummer was full of emotion and visceral power.

The audience I was with thrilled to every moment. This is the future of entertainment for all ages. Bravo to Stratford and Cineplex. What is next?

If you spend the time to let the performances and text wash over you, you find yourself in a the very best theater has to offer. I spent countless hours in theater in London and New York and this ranks with the most wonderful memories I have. The mix of Shaw's wit, the bravado of Plummer and sensual character of James is simply breathless.


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