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Antony and Cleopatra Scenes


Scene 13

Alexandria. Cleopatra’s palace.

(Cleopatra; Charmian; Iras; Mardian)


Terrified, Cleopatra sends Mardian to Antony to falsely report that she has killed herself, while she takes refuge in her monument. (12 lines)

Enter Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, Mardian.

CLEO.

Help me, my women! O, he’s more mad

Than Telamon for his shield; the boar of Thessaly

Was never so emboss’d.

CHAR.

To th’ monument!

There lock yourself, and send him word you are dead.

The soul and body rive not more in parting

Than greatness going off.

CLEO.

To th’ monument!

Mardian, go tell him I have slain myself;

Say that the last I spoke was “Antony,”

And word it, prithee, piteously. Hence, Mardian,

And bring me how he takes my death. To th’ monument!

Exeunt.

 

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