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Antony and Cleopatra : Norton Critical Editions - William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra

Norton Critical Editions

Paperback Published: 15th June 2011
ISBN: 9780393930771
Number Of Pages: 400

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William Shakespeare's great Roman tragedy of passion and political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition. This edition of Antony and Cleopatra is based on the First Folio (1623), the only authoritative text of the play. The volume includes a preface, detailed explanatory annotations of the text, two maps, and visuals ranging from a silver tetradrachm (34 ace) to contemporary artwork inspired by the play.

"Sources, Analogues, and Contexts" allows readers to sample the rich array of classical, medieval, and Renaissance writings that shaped the legend of Antony and Cleopatra as it circulated in Shakespeare's day. These include versions of the story by Plutarch, Virgil, Chaucer, Mary Sidney (Countess of Pembroke), Samuel Daniel, and Aemilia Lanyer. This Norton Critical Edition also includes contemporary writings about Egyptians, gypsies, and women that help us understand the worldview of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

"Criticism" includes seventeen carefully chosen pieces representing four centuries of interpretation. These range from the observations of Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, and Anna Brownell Jameson, to recent essays by, among others, Jonathan Gil Harris, Patricia Parker, Kim Hall, and Ania Loomba.

"Adaptations, Rewritings, and Appropriations" presents a range of creative work that both is inspired by Shakespeare's play and offers us alternative interpretations of the Antony and Cleopatra story. These include John Dryden's All for Love; a burlesque by F.C. Burnand; poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Ted Hughes, and Barbara Chase-Riboud; a famous Arabic play by Ahmad Shawqi; and a recent art installation from India.

Prefacep. ix
List of Maps and Illustrationsp. xv
Calendar of Historical Events Important to the Playp. xvii
The Text of Antony and Cleopatrap. 1
Note On The Textp. 116
Sources, Analogues, and Contextsp. 123
Description of Egyptp. 125
Life of Antonyp. 126
[Cleopatra and Dido]p. 142
The Legend of Good Womenp. 146
The Tragedy of Antonyp. 147
The Tragedy of Cleopatrap. 153
Salve Deus Rex Judaeorump. 156
Early Modern Views Of Egyptiansp. 157
From First Book of the Introduction of Knowledgep. 158
From A Brief Description of the Whole Worldp. 158
From The Geographical History of Africap. 158
From Relation of a Journey Begun An. Dom. 1610p. 159
Early Modern Views Of Gypsiesp. 159
An Act against Certain Persons Calling Themselves Egyptiansp. 160
From The Interpreterp. 160
From The Art of Jugling or Legerdemainep. 161
Early Modern Writings On Womenp. 161
From The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Womenp. 162
From The Anatomie of Abusesp. 162
From Hic mulier: or, The man-womanp. 163
Criticismp. 165
[The Busy Play]p. 167
[A Fiery Force]p. 167
[The Noble Play]p. 168
[The Real Cleopatra]p. 169
[The Dark Woman]p. 171
[Gipsy Queen]p. 172
[The Play Itself]p. 172
Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatrap. 173
Tradition as Source in Antony and Cleopatrap. 180
Antony and Cleopatra (c. 1607): Virtus under Erasurep. 193
"Narcissus in thy face": Roman Desire and the Difference It Fakes in Antony and Cleopatrap. 203
[The "Other" Woman: Beauty, Women Writers, and Cleopatra]p. 219
Squeaking Cleopatras: Gender and Performance in Antony and Cleopatrap. 227
Shadowing Cleopatrap. 248
The Imperial Romance of Antony and Cleopatrap. 261
"Best Play with Mardian": Eunuch and Blackamoor as Imperial Culturegramp. 280
Barbers, Infidels, and Renegades: Antony and Cleopatrap. 289
Adaptations, Rewritings, and Appropriationsp. 317
All for Love; or, The World Well Lost (1677)p. 319
Antony and Cleopatra (1858)p. 330
Cleopatra (1866)p. 332
Antony & Cleopatra; or, His-tory and Her-story in a Modern Nilo-metre (1866)p. 336
Caesar and Cleopatra (1901)p. 340
Antony and Cleopatra (1911)p. 342
After Reading "Antony and Cleopatra" (1918)p. 350
The Death of Cleopatra (1927)p. 350
Cleopatra to the Asp (1970)p. 354
Cleopatra Topless (1973)p. 355
Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra (1987)p. 355
Antony and Cleopatra (2007)p. 358
Laxmi as Cleopatra (2010)p. 360
Selected Bibliographyp. 361
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ISBN: 9780393930771
ISBN-10: 0393930777
Series: Norton Critical Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 15th June 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1