Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

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, Anthony 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 Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, in which each volume has been edited by Cedric Watts.

Publisher

 Wordsworth

Date published

 2006

Format

 Paperback

Condition

 New. Light shelf wear.