Charles Busch's Cleopatra

Charles Busch's Cleopatra

by: Charles Busch

by: Charles Busch

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Charles Busch's Cleopatra

Charles Busch's Cleopatra

by: Charles Busch

by: Charles Busch

Overview

The turbulent life of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, is told, viewed through the outrageous comic lens of master parodist Charles Busch.  Evoking both 1930’s Hollywood epics and the grand 19th Century romantic theatre of Sarah Bernhardt, this version of the life of the ill-fated Egyptian Queen takes her from her teenage seduction of the Roman leader Julius Caesar through her volatile tragic romance with Mark Antony and to her ultimate death.  Charles Busch’s Cleopatra has echoes of the many great stars that have played her on stage and on film, such as Claudette Colbert, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh and several who thankfully didn’t, including Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck and Mae West.  

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Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period, Parody / Spoof
  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Cast Attributes: Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Drag performance, Expandable casting
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Charles Busch

Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won M ...

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