This Shakespeare Handbook offers the student of Shakespeare and the theatre a way in to reading Anthony and Cleopatra theatrically. Through analyses of key theatre and film productions, an account of the historical and theatrical conditions in which the play was first produced, and a scene-by-scene account of how the play might be approached in performance, the Handbook focuses on the exciting challenges of staging the notorious lovers and their world.
BRIDGET ESCOLME is Lecturer in Theatre in the Theatre Workshop, in the School of English at the University of Leeds. Her publications include Talking to the Audience: Shakespeare, Performance, Self (forthcoming with Routledge - 2004).
• The Text and First Performances
• The Play in Performance
• Intellectual and Cultural Context
• Key Performances and Productions
• The Play on Screen
• Critical Assessment
• Further Reading