Page extent: 130
ISBN: 9781849434065
Binding: PaperBack

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare, Janet Suzman


Desire and duty collide in Shakespeare’s captivating tragedy of politics, passion and power. Two charismatic leaders, Mark Antony of Rome and Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, are caught in an all encompassing love that threatens the Empire. Rome will do all it can to pull them apart. Or it will destroy them both. This classic Shakespeare tale is edited by Dame Janet Suzman, making this an authoritative edition. As she says in her new book Not Hamlet: Meditations on the Frail Position of Women in Drama which studies the role of and for women in Shakespeare’s canon, Suzman knows this play better than anyone else in the world, having played Cleopatra twice and having now directed the play twice.

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ISBN13 9781849434065
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 130


‘by turns intriguing, moving and entertaining’  Telegraph

‘An undoubted highlight… reveals the human side of two of history’s most well-known characters.’ The Public Reviews

‘Full of vigour’  The Stage