Antony and Cleopatra
Publish date: March 30th 1960
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Edition language: English
A play that is in the middle of Shakespeare's work in terms of quality. It tells the story of Antony and Cleopatra's doomed romance and their defeat at the hands of the future emperor Octavian. By far the best thing about the play is Cleopatra and Antony as characters and their relationship. Cleo...
An incredible take on the power of politics and the many ways it can change a man, and on the definition of love.
An incredible take on the power of politics and the many ways it can change a man, and on the definition of love, and of the actual existence of a definition for love.Featured in my Top 5 Shakespearean Tragedies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX6rxhK4s2o
Rulers fall in love. Rulers lose. Rulers commit suicide. That's the simplified synopses which I admit that I borrowed from Shelfari.com. There's an obvious parallel with Romeo and Juliet, but Antony and Cleopatra were old enough to know better. But I guess love is love, and what does age have to d...
Liked this much better the second time around.Edit 2: OK, I'm not usually of the "you have to see it performed to really appreciate it crowd", but damn. DAMN.
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