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: 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.

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

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



Page: 99

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Antony and Cleopatra

Author: Harley Granville-Barker

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854591869

Category: Shakespeare, William

Page: 147

View: 1464

Unrivalled practical insights into the play from one of the most influential actors and directors of Shakespeare of all time.

Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline

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

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Antony & Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 196

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Antony and Cleopatra

Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297858661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3567

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

Antony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare,John Wilders

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare


Category: Drama

Page: 331

View: 5447

Antony and Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies: a spectacular, widely-ranging drama of love and war, passion and politics.

Antony and Cleopatra (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: John Foss

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673523

Category: Study Aids

Page: 148

View: 9959

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.

The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834256

Category: Drama

Page: 388

View: 7378

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.

Antony And Cleopatra

Shakespeare Stories for Children

Author: Andrew Matthews

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408317095

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 1015

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages. In the mysterious and exotic land of Ancient Egypt, a courageous Roman general and a beautiful queen fall madly in love. But after years of happiness together, a political fight between the rulers of Rome forces Antony to leave Egypt - with disasterous consequences for him, and his Egyptian queen... A wonderful retelling of one of Shakespeare's most dramatic love stories.

Antony and Cleopatra

Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476767653

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 9990

In this final novel in the Roman series, McCullough turns her attention to the legendary romance of Antony and Cleopatra.

Antony and Cleopatra

Author: Sir Charles Sedley

Publisher: Cornmarket Press


Category: Drama

Page: 63

View: 7858