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  • Title: Anthony and Cleopatra (Modern)
  • Editor: Randall Martin
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-433-2

    Copyright Randall Martin. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Randall Martin
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    Anthony and Cleopatra (Modern)

    Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, Mardian.
    Help me my women! Oh, he's more mad
    Than Telamon for his shield! The boar of Thessaly
    Was never so embossed.
    There lock yourself, and send him word you are dead.
    2815The soul and body rive not more in parting
    Than greatness going off.
    Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself.
    Say that the last I spoke was "Antony,"
    2820And word it, prithee, piteously. Hence, Mardian,
    And bring me how he takes my death to'th'monument!
    Exeunt [Cleopatra, Charmian, and Iras at one door, Mardian at another door].