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Antony and Cleopatra

The Pelican Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare Author · Sylvan Barnet Editor


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The Signet Classics edition of the tragedy that features one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters.
A magnificent drama of passion and war, this riveting play presents the complicated relationship between the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra and the Roman leader Mark Antony, a man torn between an empire and love.
This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
  • An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
    • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet
    • A selection from Plutarch's Lives of Noble Grecians and Romans, the source from which Shakespeare derived Antony and Cleopatra
  • Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, A. C. Bradley, John F. Danby, and others
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
  • And more...
    From the Paperback edition.
  • Publication Details

    Penguin Publishing Group
    Publication Date:
    The Pelican Shakespeare


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