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Throws himself on a Couch. Enter Eros, with Cleopatra, led by Iras and Charmian
. Eros. Nay, gentle madam, to him, comfort him. Iras. Do, most dear queen. Char.
Do ! Why, what else ? Cleo. Let me sit down. — O Juno ! Ant. No, no, no, no, no.
Eros. Ay, my lord. Ant. That, which is now a horse, even with a thought The rack
dislirms; and makes it indistinct, As water is in water. Eros. It does, my lord. Ant.
My good knave, Eros, now thy captain is Even such a body : Here I am, Antony ;
Ant. Unarm me, Eros; the long day's task is done, And we must sleep: — That
thou depart'st hence safe, Does pay thy labour richly; Go. — [Exit Mar.] Pluck off I
--. The seven-fold shield of Ajax cannot keep The battery from my heart. O, cleave
Eros. The gods withhold me ! Shall I do that, which all the Parthian darts, Though
enemy, lost aim, and could not ? Ant. Eros, Wouldst thou be window'd in great
Rome, and see Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending down His corrigible
Eros. Farewell, great chief. Shall I strike now ? Ant. Now, Eros. Eros. Why, there
then : [Falling on his sword.] Thus I do escape the sorrow Of Antony's death. [Dies
. Ant. Thrice nobler than myself! Thou teachest me, O valiant Eros, what I should,
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The version of King Lear revised by Tate is not the real King Lear. It has been completely rewritten to give it a super happy ending. Wanting to get more familiar with Shakespeare, I read the whole play, not realizing that it wasn't the real tragedy. Very disappointed to find out after the fact that I read a counterfeit play. Reminds me of the Disney-fication of The Little Mermaid or the "Super Happy Ending" in Wayne's World.