Antony and Cleopatra

An Historical Play ... Fitted for the Stage by Abridging Only, and Now Acted, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-lane, by His Majesty's Servants
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
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Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline


Author: William Shakespeare,Edmond Malone,John Boydell,Samuel Johnson
Publisher: 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.

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


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: 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: Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297858661
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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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' Tom Holland 'Refreshingly frank' 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.

Antony and Cleopatra In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)

BookCaps Study Guide
Author: BookCaps,William Shakespeare
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621072371
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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The love affair between Cleopatra and Mark Anthony has been recounted many times--but none with the same tragic grandeur as William Shakespeare. Unfortunately, hundreds of years have made it difficult for many modern readers to see the sensual juiciness of the play. BookCaps modern retelling will help you see the play like never before! If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of Antony and Cleopatra. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

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.

Formen und Funktionen des "Anderen" in Shakespeares "Antony und Cleopatra"


Author: Francesca Cangeri
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3638932869
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Page: 92
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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, 39 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Shakespeare beschaftigt sich in seinen Stucken mit unterschiedlichen Themen, die seinen Werken einen abwechslungsreichen Unterhaltungswert schenken. Seine Romertragodie Antony and Cleopatra weist eine Themenvielfalt auf, die sie zu einem sehr eindrucksvollen Stuck macht. Das Interesse fur die Geschichte und die Kultur des romischen Reiches ist zu Shakespeares Zeit sehr verbreitet gewesen, denn das elisabethanische Zeitalter hat das antike Rom als die grossartigste Metropole der Weltgeschichte betrachtet. Es ist also selbstverstandlich, dass Englands wichtigster Buhnenschriftsteller diese Begeisterung ausnutzt und in seinen Stucken beruhmte Ereignisse der romischen Geschichte darstellt. Durch Shakespeares Romertragodien wie Julius Caesar, Coriolanus und naturlich auch Antony and Cleopatra ist es den Zuschauern moglich gewesen, einen Uberblick uber die gesellschaftliche und politische Situation des antiken Roms zu erlangen und Parallelen zu dem eigenen politischen System zu ziehen. (vgl. Siegel 1986: 100-135) Allerdings behandelt Shakespeare in Antony and Cleopatra nicht nur politische Themen - naturlich spielt Politik eine ausserordentliche Rolle in dieser Tragodie - doch andere wichtige Aspekte charakterisieren dieses Stuck zusatzlich. Die Gegenuberstellung Roms und Agyptens, dieser zwei geographisch entfernten und kulturell verschiedenen Welten, ist in Antony and Cleopatra sehr zentral. Zu Shakespeares Zeit entwickelt sich ein zunehmendes Verlangen fremde, bis dahin noch unbekannte Kulturen und Volker naher kennen zu lernen, welches vielleicht durch den allmahlich sich entwickelnden Kolonialismus oder durch die ersten literarischen Reiseberichte bedingt ist. Das elisabethanische Publikum ist somit nicht nur an der Darstellung der romischen Kultur und ihrer Geschichte, sondern auch an Sch

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Kenneth Parker
Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780746311400
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 104
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A comprehensive challenge to the dominant critical views of Shakespeare's play, which argues for a radical revisioning located in postcolonial and feminist theories, and claiming this makes it very much the text for our times.