Title page from Antony and Cleopatra

Part of: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (The Oxford Shakespeare) Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is a famously difficult play to stage. It’s complicated plot and constant shifting of scenes make the action hard to follow. It may be as well known for the flop starring Elizabeth Taylor, and for the review of a Tallulah Bankhead performance (“She barged down the Nile last night and sank”) as for any of the beauties of Shakespeare’s language. But the beauties are still there, and the play’s meditations on ambition, passion, and betrayal remain compelling.

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This edition comes from the 1916 Oxford University Press edition of all of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.

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