Antony and Cleopatra (The Arden Shakespeare)


Shakespeare probably completed Antony and Cleopatra, one of the greatest love stories of all time, and one of the finest and most poetic of all the high Shakespearean tragedies, towards 1606 or early in 1607 - after he had finished Macbeth and before he embarked on Coriolanus. He was then in his early forties and had been writing for the theatre for about seventeen years. The play draws on the Roman historian Plutarch and his account of the collapse of the Roman Republic and the birth of the empire under Octavius Caesar, son of Julius. This imperial struggle for political power between Octavius, Lepidus, Pompey and Mark Antony provides the backdrop for play's extraordinary evocation of the tempestuous love of Antony for Cleopatra, his 'Egyptian dish'.

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ISBN: 9781904271017
Datum uitgifte: 1995


Dit artikel werd toegevoegd op Sunday 28 January, 2007.

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