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Antony and Cleopatra : Cambridge School Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra

Cambridge School Shakespeare


Published: 25th July 1994
For Ages: 13 - 18 years old
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Like every other play in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, Antony and Cleopatra has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. This version aims to be different from other editions of the play. It invites you to bring the play to life in your classroom through enjoyable activities that will help increase your understanding. You are encourage to make up your own mind about the play, rather than have someone else's interpretation handed down to you. Whatever you do, remember that Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted, watched and enjoyed.

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xvii
Antony and Cleopatra in Performancep. xxv
The Playhousep. xxxiv
Antony and Cleopatrap. 1
Date and Textp. 140
Textual Notesp. 141
Shakespeare's Sourcesp. 144
Further Readingp. 178
Memorable Linesp. 184
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ISBN: 9780521445849
ISBN-10: 0521445841
Series: Cambridge School Shakespeare
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 13 - 18 years old
For Grades: 9 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th July 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.44