(Michael Billington’s article ran in the Guardian, 10/15.)
"Is this well done?" asks a minor character at the end of the play. Indeed, it is. Not only does Kim Cattrall, returning to her native city, make a fine, original Cleopatra. Janet Suzman's production is both fast-moving and intelligent, and, in its emphasis on the play's politics, gives us a version that might well be sub-titled Sex and the Empire.
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