In addition to lines from Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and Twelfth Night, Stephen quotes from Antony and Cleopatra in Proteus when he conceives of Mulligan as "fortune's knave." The allusion implies both resentment and contempt for worldly success.

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Shawna Tucker as Cleopatra and Drew Mierzejewski as Octavius in a 2014 performance. Source: chicagotheaterbeat.com.