A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters—the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty . . . between an empire and love. Bold, rich, and splendid in its setting and emotions, Antony And Cleopatra ranks among Shakespeare’s supreme achievements.
The legendary romance between an irresistible siren and great general comes to dramatic life in one of Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedies. Fascinating characterizations of a pair of history’s most charismatic lovers, fast-paced action in scenes throughout the far-flung Roman Empire, and peerless poetry make this immortal drama a must for students of the theater and literature.