Antony and Cleopatra: Notes
James F. Bellman, Kathryn Bellman
Cliffs Notes, 1981 - Study Aids - 70 pages
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.
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