Antony and Cleopatra

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 170 pages
This exclusive collection of the Bard's works has been designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare's rich literary legacy. Each of the plays is presented unabridged and in large print, copiously annotated and preceded by a character summary and commentary. Brief scene synopses clarify confusing plots, while incisive essays describe the historical context and Shakespeare's sources. The explanatory notes are written clearly and simply, illustrated, and positioned right next to the text -- no more flipping pages back and forth to squint over microscopic footnotes! Topics for further discussion, critical comments, related essays, and a chronology of Shakespeare's life and work are included among the appendices to each volume. The books boast fine black-and-white photographs of stagings of the plays at Shakespeare Festivals around the globe. From the wide margins and big print to the extent of explanatory notes -- the full text of each play is presented in the clearest and most accessible format available.

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Antony and Cleopatra (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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Those intent on immersing themselves in Cleopatra's story cannot miss Shakespeare's myth-making depiction. Here, Cleopatra as a complex figure-beautiful and vain, power-hungry, disloyal, and seductive ... Read full review

Contents

I
1
II
3
III
11
IV
16
V
19
VI
23
VIII
25
IX
34
XXIII
76
XXIV
79
XXV
82
XXVI
83
XXVII
93
XXIX
94
XXX
96
XXXI
98

X
36
XI
37
XII
42
XIII
48
XIV
55
XV
57
XVI
61
XVII
63
XVIII
65
XIX
66
XX
70
XXI
75
XXXII
100
XXXIII
101
XXXIV
102
XXXV
104
XXXVI
106
XXXVII
107
XXXVIII
108
XL
111
XLI
112
XLII
123
XLIII
126
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Roma Gill has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.

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