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Antony and Cleopatra : New Cambridge Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra

New Cambridge Shakespeare


Published: 6th October 2005
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For this updated edition, David Bevington has included in his introductory section a thorough consideration of recent critical and stage interpretations of Antony and Cleopatra, demonstrating how the theatrical design and imagination of this play make it one of Shakespeare's most remarkable tragedies. The edition is attentive throughout to the play as theatre: a detailed, illustrated account of the stage history is followed, in the commentary, by discussion of staging options offered by the text. The commentary is especially full and helpful, untangling many obscure words and phrases, illuminating sexual puns, and alerting the reader to Shakespeare's shaping of his source material in Plutarch's Lives. This is a scholarly edition, but its scholarship is not intrusive: it will also satisfy those approaching the play for the first time. An updated reading list completes the edition.

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: 9780521612876
ISBN-10: 052161287X
Series: The New Cambridge Shakespeare
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 6th October 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised