Antony and Cleopatra / Edition 1

Antony and Cleopatra / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare, David Quint
     
 

The legendary romance between an irresistible siren and great general comes to dramatic life in one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies. Fascinating characterizations of a pair of history's most charismatic lovers, fast-paced action in scenes throughout the far-flung Roman Empire, and peerless poetry make this immortal drama a must for students of the theater… See more details below

Overview

The legendary romance between an irresistible siren and great general comes to dramatic life in one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies. Fascinating characterizations of a pair of history's most charismatic lovers, fast-paced action in scenes throughout the far-flung Roman Empire, and peerless poetry make this immortal drama a must for students of the theater and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321198747
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
07/20/2007
Series:
Longman Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.11(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

About Longman Cultural Editions About This Edition Introduction

Introduction

Antony and Cleopatra

The Historical Background

Classical Writers on Mark Antony and Cleopatra

The Historians: Plutarch and Dio Cassius

Plutarch, Life of Marcus Antonius

Dio Cassius, Roman History, Book 51

Three Augustan Poets: Virgil, Horace, Propertius

Virgil, Aeneid 8.675-828

Horace, Odes 1.37

Propertius, Elegies 2.16

Antony and Cleopatra on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Stage

Giovan Battista Giraldi Cinzio, Cleopatra (1541-43)

Etienne Jodelle, Cleopatra captive (1553)

Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, Antonius (1590)

Robert Garnier, Marc Antoine (1578)

Samuel Daniel, The Tragedy of Cleopatra, 1594 and 1607

Fulke Greville, A lost Antony and Cleopatra

Charles Sedley, Antony and Cleopatra (1677)

John Dryden, All for Love or the World Well Lost (1678)

The Great Critics on Antony and Cleopatra from Schlegel to Bradley

August Wilhelm Schlegel, Lectures on Dramatic Literature

William Hazlitt, Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

Mrs. Anna Jameson, Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, Historical

A.C. Bradley, Oxford Lectures on Poetry

Further Reading

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