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Antony & Cleopatra - Penguin


A battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one of the three leaders of the Roman world.  But he is also a man in the grip of an all-consuming passion for the exotic and tempestuous queen of Egypt.  And when their life of pleasure togthether is threatened by the encroaching politics of Rome, the conflict between love and duty has devastating consequences.


This book includes a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and the Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Antony and Cleopatra, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essy discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.

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