Antony and Cleopatra

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Courier Corporation, 1998 - Drama - 128 pages
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A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters--the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty . . . between an empire and love. Bold, rich, and splendid in its setting and emotions, "Antony And Cleopatra" ranks among Shakespeare's supreme achievements.

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Antony and Cleopatra (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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Those intent on immersing themselves in Cleopatra's story cannot miss Shakespeare's myth-making depiction. Here, Cleopatra as a complex figure-beautiful and vain, power-hungry, disloyal, and seductive ... Read full review

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"He was not of an age, but for all time," declared Ben Jonson of his contemporary William Shakespeare (1564–1616). Jonson's praise is especially prescient, since at the turn of the 17th century Shakespeare was but one of many popular London playwrights and none of his dramas were printed in his lifetime. The reason so many of his works survive is because two of his actor friends, with the assistance of Jonson, assembled and published the First Folio edition of 1623.

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