Antony and Cleopatra


Author: William Shakespeare,Burton Raffel,Harold Bloom
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300124732
Category: Drama
Page: 215
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In no other play has Shakespeare created two such equally titanic personages as Rome's great soldier and statesman Mark Antony and the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. The story of their irresistible attraction, their jealous quarrels and betrayals, and the effects on friends and subjects of their ruinous choices is a tale leading irretrievably to despair and defeat. Their suicides, however, strike us as a kind of triumph. Shakespeare stood at the height of his powers when he penned this great tragedy, one of the last he produced.

Anthony and Cleopatra


Author: Tony Farrell
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748786060
Category: Drama
Page: 75
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This Teacher Resource File includes photocopiable worksheets that offer a range of practical activities to engage students with issues of expression and stage presentation.

The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra


Author: Marvin Rosenberg
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874139242
Category: Drama
Page: 605
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The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra follows the pattern of Marvin Rosenberg's four earlier Masks books and offers a sensitive interpretation of the play based on extensive reading of both literary criticism and performance reviews. In the middle of this play of clashing values and great conflicting personalities, the unhappy Octavia - sister of the ambitious Octavius Caesar and newly married to the heroic Mark Anthony - sums up the ambiguity of her divided world in her heart-wrenching lament: Husband win, win brother, Prays and destroys the prayer; no midway 'Twixt these extremes at all. In his analysis, Marvin Rosenberg sets out to steer a path between the "extremes" of Rome and Egypt and all they stand for: and to explore the relentless "to and back" confrontation of their different sets of values which leads ultimately to destruction. What his study reveals is a world of endless oppositions and ambiguities. Reason (policy and expediency) is pitted against emotion (love and enduring relationship); the personal and private is balanced against the public and universal; the human is juxtaposed with the divine, the heroic set against the mundane and petty. Great complex characters oppose each other and are divided within themselves, both on the wide stage of the world and within their own personalities. The language is full of antithesis and oxymorons: and the most magnificent poetry is placed alongside the most simple and moving of expressions.

Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline


Author: William Shakespeare,Edmond Malone,John Boydell,Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Harley Granville-Barker
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854591869
Category: Shakespeare, William
Page: 147
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Unrivalled practical insights into the play from one of the most influential actors and directors of Shakespeare of all time.

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Jennifer Mulherin,Abigail Frost,Gwen Green
Publisher: Cherrytree Books
ISBN: 9781842340455
Category: Drama
Page: 31
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Discusses "Antony and Cleopatra" within its historical context, examines the play's characters, and includes quotes from the original story.

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297858661
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 9783

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The epic story of one of the most famous love affairs in history, by the bestselling author of Caesar. ***** The monumental love affair between Antony and Cleopatra has been depicted in countless novels, plays and films. As one of the three men in control of the Roman Empire, Antony was perhaps the most powerful man of his day. And Cleopatra, who had already been Julius Caesar's lover, was the beautiful queen of Egypt, Rome's most important province. The clash of cultures, the power politics, and the personal passion have proven irresistible to storytellers. But in the course of this storytelling dozens of myths have grown up. The popular image of Cleopatra in ancient Egyptian costume is a fallacy; she was actually Greek. Despite her local dominance in Egypt, her real power came from her ability to forge strong personal allegiances with the most important men in Rome. Likewise, Mark Antony was not the bluff soldier of legend, brought low by his love for an exotic woman - he was first and foremost a politician, and never allowed Cleopatra to dictate policy to him. In this history, based exclusively on ancient sources and archaeological evidence, Adrian Goldsworthy gives us the facts behind this famous couple and dispels many myths. 'Excellent' Mary Beard

The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192834256
Category: Drama
Page: 388
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Now available in beautiful World's Classics editions--with handsome, four-color covers and new low prices--The Oxford Shakespeare offers new and authoritative edions of Shakespeare's plays. In each volume, an introductory essay provides all relevant background information together with an appraisal of critical views and the play's performance history. In addition, the detailed commentaries pay particular attention to the language and staging. These editions are perfect for all readers, whether actors needing stage directions, students desiring comprehensive (yet inobtrusive) notes, or the reader of classic literature returning to the Bard's timeless writings. The most formally ambitious and poetically brilliant of Shakespeare's tragedies, Anthony and Cleopatra is also one of his most critically contentious plays in terms of the degree and nature of its success. Always alert to the play's theatricality and boldly experimental design, the wide-ranging introduction offers a fresh critical account of the play, exploring its paradoxical treatment of gender and identity as well as the rich complexity and tensions of its much-loved poetic language. With a generous appendix of Shakespeare's source materials, this edition also offers a full stage history.

Critical Essays on Antony and Cleopatra, William Shakespeare


Author: Linda Cookson,Bryan Loughrey
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582060517
Category: Drama
Page: 135
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A collection of essays which re-examine major themes of the play, with follow-up ideas and notes on writing an essay. Suggested level: secondary.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra


Author: James F. Bellman,Kathryn Bellman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544179560
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 80
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The dilemma between heart, head, romance, and ambition has not been told with such elegance and depth as in Shakespeare's play. With revelries of poetic love and the drudgery of tragedy, this drama of the Egyptian queen and the Roman military leader is actually a microcosm of life.

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Pat Southern
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 1848683243
Category: Egypt
Page: 189
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The tragic love affair of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is a staple of popular ancient history, immortalised by Shakespeare and Hollywood and mercilessly parodied in Carry on Cleo. In this dual biography Patricia Southern attempts to rescue both from the stereotypes, portraying their alliance as a mutually advantageous one, and both of them as capable political operators. Southern has a flair for this kind of narrative-history-with-argument, but she has already written extensively on both Antony and Cleopatra as well as Caesar, and for those who have read those earlier books there will be little new here.

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476767653
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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In this final novel in the Roman series, McCullough turns her attention to the legendary romance of Antony and Cleopatra.

New Heaven, New Earth

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra
Author: Jan H. Blits
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739138236
Category: Drama
Page: 229
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New Heaven, New Earth is a philosophical study ofAntony and Cleopatra. Showing that the play is as much a history play as a love story, it closely examines Shakespeare's presentation of the transition from the pagan to the Christian world—from the aftermath of the collapse of the Roman Republic and the decline of the pagan gods to the emergence of the Roman Empire and the conditions giving rise to Christianity.

Antony And Cleopatra

Special Edition With Introduction, Detailed Notes, Scene-wise Summary, Annotations And Questions & Answers
Author: praveen Bhatia,William Shakespeare
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9788174762009
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 756
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Ubspd'S Modern Shakespeare Series Is Basically Meant For Those Reading The Works Of William Shakespeare For The First Time, Particularly Students. This Volume Comprises The Complete Text With A Detailed Introduction And Notes On: The Story Of The Play; Act-Wise, Scene-Wise Summary; Selected Questions And Answers; Text And Paraphrase; Characters Of The Play; Select Criticism; The Life And Works Of Shakespeare; Shakespeare Tragedy; Shakespeare Comedy; Shakespeare'S Historical Plays And Shakespeare'S Use Of Rhyme And Prose.