Antony and Cleopatra (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare,Paul Werstine PDF

By William Shakespeare,Paul Werstine

ISBN-10: 0671477110

ISBN-13: 9780671477110

ISBN-10: 0743482859

ISBN-13: 9780743482851

ISBN-10: 1556859961

ISBN-13: 9781556859960

Antony and Cleopatra dramatizes an immense occasion in international historical past: the founding of the Roman Empire. the longer term first emperor, Octavius Caesar (later referred to as Augustus Caesar), cold-bloodedly manipulates different characters and workouts iron keep watch over over himself.

At first, he stocks energy with Mark Antony, Rome’s preeminent army chief, and the weaker Lepidus. Caesar wishes Antony to fend off different Roman strongmen like Pompey; he even bargains his sister Octavia to him as a bride, regardless of Antony’s attractiveness as a libertine and his previous competition with Caesar. as soon as Caesar defeats Pompey, in spite of the fact that, he wishes no allies. He brings fees opposed to Lepidus, denies Antony his spoils from Pompey’s defeat, and seizes towns within the japanese Roman colonies that Antony rules.

The play’s emphasis, notwithstanding, is on these whom Caesar defeats: Antony and his filthy rich Egyptian best friend, Queen Cleopatra. The play doesn't sugarcoat Antony and Cleopatra’s well-known love affair, together with her calculated makes an attempt to seduce Antony from his tasks and his rage whilst he thinks she has betrayed him to Caesar. still, the fanatics locate such sensual and emotional pride that Caesar’s global conquest turns out smaller than what they locate in each one other.

The authoritative version of Antony and Cleopatra from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and popular Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

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-An annotated advisor to extra reading

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