Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300167008
Category: Egypt
Page: 550
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In this dual biography of the two great lovers of antiquity, historian Adrian Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a portrait of his subjects--who were first and foremost political animals.

Cleopatra and Antony

Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World
Author: Diana Preston
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802719591
Category: History
Page: 352
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On a stiflingly hot day in August, 30 B.C., the thirty-nine-year-old Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took her own life, rather than be paraded in chains through Rome by her conqueror, Octavian, the future emperor Augustus. A few days earlier, her lover of eleven years, Mark Antony, had died in her arms following his own botched suicide attempt. Oceans of mythology have grown up around them, all of which Diana Preston puts to rest in her stirring history of the lives and times of a couple whose names-more than two millennia later-still invoke passion, curiosity, and intrigue. This book sets the romance and tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra's personal lives within the context of their political times. There are many contemporary resonances: the relationship between East and West and the nature of empire, the concealment of personal ambition beneath the watchword of liberty, documents forged, edited or disposed of, special relationships established, constitutional forms and legal niceties invoked when it suited. Indeed their lives and deaths had deep political ramifications, and they offer a revealing perspective on a tipping point in Roman politics and on the consolidation of the Roman Empire. Three hundred years would pass before the east would, with the rise of Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire, once again take a share of political power in the Mediterranean. In an intriguing postscript, Preston speculates on what might have happened had Antony and Cleopatra defeated Octavian at the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C.

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: 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.

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: William Shakespeare,Tony Farrell
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748786022
Category: Drama
Page: 208
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This student book contains extensive notes and well-placed illustrations, providing clear explanations of words and phrases. It provides just the right balance for the study of language, imagery and theatricality, and of character and context, enabling students to gain a clear understanding of the text.

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.

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
View: 9783

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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

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
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 99
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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 (Collins Classics)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007535252
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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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.

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: Neil Heims
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791096300
Category: Drama
Page: 290
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Contains a selection of criticism through the centuries on the play, plus an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, and a biography of Shakespeare.

Antony and Cleopatra (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: John Foss
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673523
Category: Study Aids
Page: 148
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REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of Antony and Cleopatra and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline


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