Antony and Cleopatra

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Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Shakespeare William
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Antony and Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies: a spectacular, widely-ranging drama of love and war, passion and politics. Antony is divided between the responsibilities of Imperial power and the intensities of his sexual relationship with Cleopatra. She, variously generous and ruthless, loving and jealous, petulant and majestic, emerges as Shakespeare's most complex depiction of a woman: 'Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.' Unsurpassed in sumptuous eloquence and powerful characterisation, Antony and Cleopatra deservedly retains its popularity in the theatre. Its insights into the corruptions of power and the ambiguities of desire remain timely. This volume is part of the new Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, in which each volume has been freshly edited by Cedric Watts.