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Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare in Production)

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Publisher Comments:

Each edition includes:

- Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

- Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

- Scene-by-scene plot summaries

- A key to famous lines and phrases

- An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

- An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Cynthia Marshall

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.

In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

Synopsis:

"Antony and Cleopatra has the strangest stage history of any of Shakespeare's major tragedies. Richard Madelaine explains how the play's challenging complexity has at different times inhibited or promoted its success on the stage, and accounts for the remarkable resurgence of performances in the last twenty-five years. The introduction provides the only detailed, extensive and up-to-date history of the play on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain."--BOOK JACKET. "Making plentiful use of direct quotation from contemporary sources, Madelaine examines the ways in which cultural factors have shaped the performance of the play, and how actors have tackled the main parts, in particular the exotic eroticism of Cleopatra. In the process he reveals not only the rich plurality of possible readings of the play, but also changing attitudes to Shakespeare."--BOOK JACKET.

Synopsis:

Richard Madelaine explains how the challenging complexity of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra has at different times inhibited or promoted its success on the stage, and accounts for the remarkable resurgence of performances in the past twenty years. His introduction and commentary, presented alongside the New Cambridge edition of the text, provide the most detailed, extensive and up-to-date history of the play on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain. In the process he reveals not only the rich plurality of possible readings of the play, but also changing attitudes to Shakespeare.

Synopsis:

A detailed and up-to-date history of Antony and Cleopatra on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain.

Table of Contents

List of productions; Introduction; Antony and Cleopatra (text plus commentary); Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521443067
Editor:
Madelaine, Richard
Editor:
Bratton, Jacky
Editor:
Madelaine, Richard
Editor:
Bratton, Jacky
Author:
Bratton, Jacky
Author:
Hankey, Julie
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Madelaine, Richard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Stage history
Subject:
Tragedy
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Dramatic production
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Cleopatra, --Queen of Egypt, --d. 30 B.C.--Dr
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Stage history
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Dramatic production
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616.--Antony and Cleopatra
Subject:
Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C.--Drama
Subject:
Antonius, Marcus,--83?-30 B.C.--Drama
Subject:
History
Subject:
Romans
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Shakespeare - William - Dramatic production
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Series:
Shakespeare in Production
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9.25x6.24x1.11 in. 1.53 lbs.

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Product details 380 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521443067 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Antony and Cleopatra has the strangest stage history of any of Shakespeare's major tragedies. Richard Madelaine explains how the play's challenging complexity has at different times inhibited or promoted its success on the stage, and accounts for the remarkable resurgence of performances in the last twenty-five years. The introduction provides the only detailed, extensive and up-to-date history of the play on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain."--BOOK JACKET. "Making plentiful use of direct quotation from contemporary sources, Madelaine examines the ways in which cultural factors have shaped the performance of the play, and how actors have tackled the main parts, in particular the exotic eroticism of Cleopatra. In the process he reveals not only the rich plurality of possible readings of the play, but also changing attitudes to Shakespeare."--BOOK JACKET.
"Synopsis" by , Richard Madelaine explains how the challenging complexity of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra has at different times inhibited or promoted its success on the stage, and accounts for the remarkable resurgence of performances in the past twenty years. His introduction and commentary, presented alongside the New Cambridge edition of the text, provide the most detailed, extensive and up-to-date history of the play on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain. In the process he reveals not only the rich plurality of possible readings of the play, but also changing attitudes to Shakespeare.
"Synopsis" by , A detailed and up-to-date history of Antony and Cleopatra on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain.
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