Prefaces to Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra

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Overview

First published in the 1930s, these works, published here in economical paperback editions . . . are still considered definitive.
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Antony and Cleopatra is for the student of Shakespeare, whether in the theatre class or the literature class. It is for actors of Shakespeare, and for the directors. It is a practical guide and an insightful critique. It is also immensely readable.

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The three individual plays launch the third edition of the venerable "Arden Shakespeare" series, which will see the entire canon reproduced in superior scholarly editions by the year 2000. The First Folio is a facsimile edition of the original 1623 publication of the bard's works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435086459
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 4/17/1995
  • Series: Prefaces to Shakespeare Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 4.04 (w) x 6.13 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Editors' Preface
Introduction 1
1 Antony and Cleopatra: A Shakespearean Adjustment 33
2 Nature's Piece 'gainst Fancy: Poetry and the Structure of Belief in Antony and Cleopatra 56
3 Shakespeare's Boy Cleopatra, the Decorum of Nature and the Golden World of Poetry 78
4 King Lear and Antony and Cleopatra: The Language of Love 101
5 Jacobean Antony and Cleopatra 126
6 'Let Rome in Tiber melt': Order and Disorder in Antony and Cleopatra 166
7 Egyptian Queens and Male Reviewers: Sexist Attitudes in Antony and Cleopatra Criticism 182
8 Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and the Rise of Comedy 212
9 Antony and Cleopatra: Virtus under Erasure 248
10 Antony and Cleopatra 262
11 'Travelling thoughts': Theatre and the Space of the Other 279
12 Renaissance Anti-theatricality, Anti-feminism, and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra 308
Further Reading 330
Notes on Contributors 334
Index 336
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