Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “I Will Be Cleopatra: An Actress's Journey” as Want to Read:
I Will Be Cleopatra: An Actress's Journey
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

I Will Be Cleopatra: An Actress's Journey

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
To those whose only exposure to acting are the films of Hollywood, Zoe Caldwell remains a secret. To those of us, however, who have seen her on the stage—whether in London, Toronto, or New York—she is the essence of theater, her presence so transfixing that the memory of having seen her is emblazoned in the mind forever.


The daughter of a plumber and a taxi dancer born in A
...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published October 17th 2001 by W. W. Norton Company (first published 2001)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about I Will Be Cleopatra, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about I Will Be Cleopatra

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Chapple
Mar 03, 2011 Chapple rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Acclaimed actress Caldwell recounts events in her life from her Australian Childhood to her portrayal of Cleopatra (with Christopher Plummer as her Antony) in 1967. Pithy, wry and down-to-earth, this memoir lets you mingle with the likes of Gielgud, Olivier, Ralh Richardson, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tany and Tyrone Guthrie in the golden age of 20th century theatre. It's hard to resist tidbits like John Gielgud's comment about Dame Edith Evans' overwhelming energy: "Edith's energy is not too much tro ...more
Alexis Snider
Jul 30, 2013 Alexis Snider rated it really liked it
This book was very engrossing, a super fast read. It was filled with little bouts of wit and wisdom that transcends being about merely Zoe Caldwell's journey as an actress. The way in which she unravels the story allows the reader to easily place themselves in her shoes, imagining themselves in the various points of time and place. It's an excellent personal story with a lot of relevant wisdom for any human being.
Ivan
Feb 06, 2011 Ivan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Terrific memoir from one of the great actresses of all time. Fun an funny, not one of those "and then I met" - although she did meet alot of people.
Rebekah Carey
Rebekah Carey rated it really liked it
Dec 03, 2008
Elisa
Elisa rated it really liked it
Jan 27, 2013
Bridgette Hayes
Bridgette Hayes rated it liked it
Dec 28, 2016
Eric
Eric rated it it was amazing
Jul 01, 2007
Lily
Lily rated it it was amazing
Mar 18, 2011
Shawna Tucker
Shawna Tucker rated it really liked it
Sep 23, 2014
Eric
Eric rated it it was amazing
May 21, 2008
Antonia
Antonia rated it liked it
Nov 10, 2012
Maggie
Maggie rated it liked it
Mar 08, 2012
Rani
Rani rated it liked it
Nov 16, 2009
Gregg
Gregg rated it really liked it
Feb 27, 2011
Gloria Trujillo
Gloria Trujillo rated it it was amazing
Nov 13, 2007
Amy Sohn
Amy Sohn rated it really liked it
May 09, 2012
Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson rated it really liked it
Jan 08, 2014
Elizabeth Hillary
Elizabeth Hillary rated it it was amazing
Nov 12, 2016
Rani
Rani rated it liked it
Jul 29, 2011
Margery
Margery rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2012
Emily Gallagher
Emily Gallagher rated it it was amazing
Sep 03, 2007
Alex Strout
Alex Strout rated it liked it
Apr 16, 2008
Audrey Ahern
Audrey Ahern rated it liked it
Dec 21, 2014
Emily
Emily rated it it was amazing
Jul 08, 2013
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it liked it
Mar 10, 2009
Maureen
Maureen rated it liked it
Aug 12, 2015
Christine Lim
Christine Lim rated it really liked it
Jun 24, 2012
Alexis
Alexis rated it it was amazing
Jul 10, 2007
Angel
Angel rated it really liked it
Oct 01, 2010
Robert
Robert rated it really liked it
Mar 11, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book