Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Written by:
Edited by: Sylvan Barnet

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$4.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451527134
  • 352 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

The Signet Classics edition of the tragedy that features one of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters.

A magnificent drama of passion and war, this riveting play presents the complicated relationship between the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra and the Roman leader Mark Antony, a man torn between an empire and love.

This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:

• An overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet
• A selection from Plutarch’s Lives of Noble Grecians and Romans, the source from which Shakespeare derived Antony and Cleopatra
• Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, A. C. Bradley, John F. Danby, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more…

Table of Contents

Antony and Cleopatra – William Shakespeare – Edited by Barbara Everett Samuel Johnson: From The Plays of William Shakespeare
A. C. Bradley: Shakespeare?s ?Antony and Cleopatra?
John F. Danby: ?Antony and Cleopatra?: A Shakespearian Adjustment
Janet Adelman: From The Common Liar: An Essay on ?Antony and Cleopatra?
Samuel Schoenbaum: ?Antony and Cleopatra? on Stage and Screen

NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS:
Marianne Novy: Gender and Acting in ?Anthony and Cleopatra”

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