Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Memorable Monologue: Cleopatra

"Is that how one says it? As simply as that. 'Mark Antony is dead. Lord Antony is dead.' 'The soup is hot; the soup is cold." "Mark Antony is living; Mark Antony is dead." Shake with terror when such words pass your lips, for fear they be untrue and Antony'd cut out your tounge for the lie! And if true, for your lifetime boast that you were honored to speak his name even in death. Dying, of such a man, must be shouted, screamed! It must dare go back from the corners of the universe. 'Antony is dead! Mark Antony of Rome lives no more!'"

~ Roddy McDowall as Octavian in Cleopatra (1963)

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