Bard on the Beach has brought the epic Antony and Cleopatra to the shores of English Bay. And I’ll be there this weekend through the battles and the betrayals, the wigs and the eyeliner.
And I am pretty darned excited about it.
The story of the Queen of Egypt falling in love with the first Emperor of Rome is so meaty, even the SparkNotes are beefy (have I read the complete play? Not yet.).
But I have Ancient Egypt on the brain. So I started gathering stills from 20th Century Fox’s 1963 epic Cleopatra for inspiration. And Elizabeth Taylor, in her 1960s costumes, does not disappoint.
Seriously, how gorgeous was she? And how much do you want that headdress?
I’m all for any production filled with love, lust and lots of fake gold. And Bard on the Beach promises plenty of that. Antony and Cleopatra plays until September 24th.
I’ll be tweeting while I’m there so follow me here.
(Images from 20th Century Fox.)
She was absolutely stunning!
Oooh have fun!
I think i’m going on Saturday so i’m pretty excited too. :)
ps. I could totally see you wearing that orange dress with all the gold jewelry ;)
Elizabeth Taylor was such a great beauty. I heard a story about her child star days once. Apparently she was on set and right before they were going to shoot a scene, the director complained about young Elizabeth wearing false eyelashes and called for them to be taken off. But the eyelashes were real and they were hers.
I’m looking forward to seeing what outfit you come up with to go see Antony and Cleopatra!
nice! love the chunky gold jewelry and over the top eye liner, never goes out of style!
heard through the Hollywood grapevines that they’re going to remake Cleopatra…and guess who might star in it..Angelina Jolie (of course)
she looks so pretty!!!
the costumes are very fab
so detailed <3
and thanks for stopping by
I really appreciate it =)
wonderful, I was precisely looking for good ideas for a wedding suit. Thanks dear.
ooh the eye makeup is gorgeousssssss :)
Ah, I was obsessed with both Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt as a child. Oddly enough, I NEVER saw this film. Must change that ASAP!! :)
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Such a good movie! Have fun at Bard, let us know how it is :)
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