"Lear and Antony and Cleopatra"
Theda Bara as Cleopatra (1917)
Public DomainTheda Bara as Cleopatra (1917) - Credit: unknown
Ludwig Devrient as King Lear (1769)
Public DomainLudwig Devrient as King Lear (1769) - Credit: unknown

This is a reference to two tragedies by William Shakespeare, King Lear and Anthony and Cleopatra. Both are believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607, and are considered amongst his greatest achievements.