The exhibition explores connections between the objects, Shakespeare’s text and performance. Here, Harriet Walter is Cleopatra. In the exhibition, you can see the full performance and a range of objects including a sculpted head of woman resembling Cleopatra and a playing card featuring Cleopatra.
Speech taken from Antony and Cleopatra Act 5, Scene 2, filmed exclusively for the British Museum in collaboration with the RSC.
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