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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Title Antony and Cleopatra / edited by Richard Madelaine
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998


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Description xvi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Shakespeare in production
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Shakespeare in production.
Contents Machine derived contents note: List of productions -- Introduction -- Antony and Cleopatra (text plus commentary) -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary 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. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-337) and index
Subject Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C. -- Drama.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C. -- In literature.
Antonius, Marcus, 83 B.C.?-30 B.C. -- Drama.
Antonius, Marcus, 83 B.C.?-30 B.C. -- In literature.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Television adaptations.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Antony and Cleopatra.
Romans -- Egypt -- Drama.
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C. -- Drama.
Egypt -- In literature.
Rome -- History -- Civil War, 43-31 B.C. -- Drama.
Rome -- In literature.
Genre/Form Tragedies (Drama)
Film adaptations.
Author Madelaine, Richard.
LC no. 97018013
ISBN 0521443067 (hardback)
0521629047 (paperback)