Antony and Cleopatra / Edition 1

Antony and Cleopatra / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare, David Quint
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321198743

ISBN-13: 9780321198747

Pub. Date: 07/20/2007

Publisher: Longman

Shakespeare's multifaceted Antony and Cleopatra has been seen on one hand as a romance about the transcendence of love and on the other as a lesson against neglect of duty. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on Antony and Cleopatra, including commentaries by such

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Shakespeare's multifaceted Antony and Cleopatra has been seen on one hand as a romance about the transcendence of love and on the other as a lesson against neglect of duty. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on Antony and Cleopatra, including commentaries by such important critics as John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Northrop Frye, Anne Barton, and many others. Students will also benefit from the additional features in this volume, including an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary of the plot, an analysis of several key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, essays discussing the main currents of criticism in each century since Shakespeare's time, and more.

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:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(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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