Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (Globe on Screen 2015)

 

anthonyThe third of our Roman Tragedies, Antony & Cleopatra picks up Antony’s story many years after Julius Caesar.Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of theconflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breath-taking beauty and magnificence.The Globe’s 2014 envisioning of this iconic play encapsulates these themes whilst deftly threading a sense ofcomedy throughout, and Olivier Award-winner Eve Best’s Cleopatra ‘kisses the audience‘magnetically humorous’ (Evening Standard) performance.

Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony,soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellowleaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.

Running time: 179mins (including 15min interval)

WRITTEN BY: William Shakespeare
DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Munby
DESIGNER: Colin Richmond
COMPOSER: Jules Maxwell
CAST: Clive Wood • Eve Best • Ignatius Anthony •  Peter
Bankolé • Jonathan Bonnici • Phillip Correia • Jolyon Coy
Phil Daniels • Paul Hamilton • Rosie Hilal • James Hayes
Sean Jackson • Daniel Rabin • Sirine Saba • Obioma Ugoala

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