I remember that production - I thought I remembered it vividly. I remember it because Glenda Jackson was Cleopatra, and I remember her walking out onto the stage wearing nothing but a cream-coloured plain shift, no black wig with bangs and cobras twined about her brow, no kohl makeup, in fact barely any make up at all - just a plain Englishwoman with short reddish hair and pale freckled face... and she was Cleopatra. Yes, just like that. That was the power of presence. I remember that. I remember it VIVIDLY.
But this afternoon I was looking at the programme, and at the cast list, at the REST of the cast list.
And you could have knocked me down with a feather.
That cast also included Patrick Stewart... and Alan Rickman.
I do not remember them at all.
Ye gods and little fishes. I SAW ALAN RICKMAN ON STAGE AND I DO NOT REMEMBER IT?!?!?
Who's got a time machine? I need to go baaaaaack....