All For Love


John Dryden

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Cleopatra’s Ruby Bracelet

In despair at the prospect of Antony leaving her to reunite with his army in Lower Syria, Cleopatra sends him a final gift: a ruby bracelet in the shape of bleeding hearts. In the most…

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All For Love begins with a series of dark omens. In the play’s opening scene, two priests of the Temple of Isis, Serapion and Myris, recount the appearance of various frightening signs in nature…

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