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The powerful Roman dictator Julius Caesar becomes enthralled with the 16-year old Egyptian queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, in George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. Like Caesar, Cleopatra is also in a power struggle over the control of her lands, but her childish attitude shows her extreme immaturity. Caesar, who is middle-aged and wise enough to avoid the allure of the fascinating temptress, teaches her the art of politics that will eventually make her a stronger leader. She is attracted to Caesar, but saves her love for Marc Antony. Caesar manages to control his own urges, and his own practical nature and supreme intelligence is not wasted upon Cleopatra, who grows stronger in power and maturity from her meetings with the Roman leader.
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