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Title: Clive James recalls..
Post by Kevin Cryan on Today at 21:18
..... Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra


It's more fun than worrying about Brexit (https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts-and-books/clive-james-hamlet-cleopatra)

Caesarís dead, Cleopatraís dead, Joan of Arc is dead, and Iím not feeling too well myself. So, or a bit like that, goes Mark Twainís most famous joke, and Iím bound to say itís looking slightly less funny now that I have to dictate this article through a straw. My recent operation was successful in the sense that my head is still on my shoulders, but the way my head and shoulders join up is subject to review. Should there be nuts and bolts ŗ la Frankensteinís monster, or would it be easier to just reshuffle the pieces at random each morning, like one of those multi-unit Henry Moore statues where the head lies around looking at the body from a distance?

I wish I could say that I cared a lot either way about Brexit, but the truth is that by this stage the things I care about seem mostly to be in the past.....

read on (https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts-and-books/clive-james-hamlet-cleopatra)

Kevin Cryan

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