Politics of desire, choices of desire and the consideration of government leadership in Antony and Cleopatra. IRL Historical considerations. Cleopatra balancing being a head of state with corporeal desires and attractions. Internal fight against her own weakness of desire.
Joni Mitchell A Case of You - Parallels to Antony and Cleopatra?
"Just before our love got lost you said,
"I am as constant as a northern star."
And I said, "Constantly in the darkness,
Where's that at?
If you want me I'll be in the bar."
Joni and The Bard?
Ironic foreshadowing of 1.3.100-102:
C: And all the gods go with you. Upon your swordMagical language attached to Cleopatra. Instances of supernaturalization of women in Shakespeare?
Sit laurel victory, and smooth success
Be strewed before your feet.
A: Let us go.
Come. Our separation so abides and flies
That thou residing here goes yet with me,
And I hence fleeting, here remain with thee.