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Antony and Cleopatra - Sylvan Barnet, William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451527134 (0451527135)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.5 Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra
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...
AlexeyBLOG
AlexeyBLOG rated it
An incredible take on the power of politics and the many ways it can change a man, and on the definition of love.
The Bookchemist
The Bookchemist rated it
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
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
3.0
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...
Grack21
Grack21 rated it
5.0 Antony and Cleopatra (The Pelican Shakespeare)
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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