Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare Cynthia Marshall Barbara A. Mowat Paul Werstine / Jun 24, 2021

Antony and Cleopatra Read Shakespeare in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means Each No Fear Shakespeare contains the complete text of the original play a line by line translation a complete list of ch

  • Title: Antony and Cleopatra
  • Author: William Shakespeare Cynthia Marshall Barbara A. Mowat Paul Werstine
  • ISBN: 9780743482851
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Read Shakespeare in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means Each No Fear Shakespeare contains the complete text of the original play, a line by line translation, a complete list of characters, and plenty of helpful commentary.No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Antony and Cleopatra on the left hand page, side by side with an easy to underRead Shakespeare in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means Each No Fear Shakespeare contains the complete text of the original play, a line by line translation, a complete list of characters, and plenty of helpful commentary.No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Antony and Cleopatra on the left hand page, side by side with an easy to understand translation on the right.Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line by line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA complete list of characters with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary

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        William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613 His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare s.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.


    1. This play is so good, it is not merely a masterpiece: it is a mystery. The two protagonists are alternately noble and petty, wise and foolish, and yet they never seem inconsistent or self-contradictory because Shakespeare--here is the mystery--consistently maintains a tone that is paradoxically both ironic and heroic. Part of it is the language, which shifts seamlessly from mellifluous monologues adorned with cosmic imagery (comparing Anthony and Cleopatra to continents, stars,etc.) to the most [...]

    2. ا"لقد خدعتني هذه المصرية الحمقاء"ا هكذا هتف انطونيو بعد ان باعته كيلوبترا في عز المعركةسبع ملكات حملن اسم كيلوبترا في مصر و لكن تظل اخرهن اشهرهن. .بفضل شكسبيرفقد منحها طابع عملي عنيف تحمل الكثير من قوة الشخصية الذكورية و ايجابيتها بينما منح انطونيو المسكين دور العاشق الرومان [...]

    3. Mark Antony the Roman general , right- hand man of the great Caesar, a shadow to be sure of the most famous ruler of Rome, and his unsurpassed conquests in the history of the Empire , yet he , Antony , had ability, just not enough to overcome his weaknesses. Excessive drinking and chasing beautiful women and ignoring his duty, a bit coarse in truth. The fatal meeting with Queen Cleopatra v11, Greek in blood, little of it Egyptian, in what is now modern Turkey, she dazzled him floating down a riv [...]

    4. Shakespeare does it again.He mingles the historical with the imaginary, the public with the private, the tragedy with the theatrical to infuse life into one the most popular couples in ancient Rome; the star-crossed lovers Anthony and Cleopatra. Love and war were never more indistinguishably fused.The fact that the Bard brings forth his masterful descriptive skills almost avoiding the use of the soliloquy, his trump car and most employed device to create poignant psychological portraits, makes t [...]

    5. Book Review4 out of 5 stars to Antony and Cleopatra, a play published in 1606 by William Shakespeare.This is one of my favorite Shakespearean plays, partially for some of the reality on which it is based. Some know the full story, others know bits and pieces. Cleopatra, famous in her own right, is the Queen of Egypt. Caeser is conquering the world. Antony rules Rome for a while. The love affair between these three, plus a former wife and the sister, Octavia, create such a beautiful and tragic st [...]

    6. I wish you all the joys of the worm.You know, for the longest time, I had placed this of all of Shakespeare's plays among the highest in my estimation, for where else could I have so many references to melting or even have an early punk band write a song about it? (Melt, Siouxsie and the Banshees)Indeed, Let Rome in Tiber melt! I really enjoyed the triumvirate of powers, the play on politics and the whole chaos of such an equal footing between Ceasar, Antony, and Cleopatra. Can we blame the woma [...]

    7. “Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me” ― William Shakespeare, Antony and CleopatraA great Shakespeare play, but one (for me) that is still overpowered by Shakespeare's earlier tragedies. The story is based on Plutarch's Lives (North's translation). The weight and strength of this play is, obviously, going to center on Cleopatra and Antony. They are fascinating as a couple (literary and political binaries) and Cleopatra is amazingly, spectacularly, flushed-out by [...]

    8. كليوباترا الفاتنة، كليوباترا العاشقة، كليوباترا الخائنة، كليوباترا المتكبرة، كليوباترا المخادعة، كليوباترا التي تفعل أي شيء في سبيل التاج، كليوباترا المخلصة تبًا لكليوباترا التي لم استطع أن أفهمها على مدار المسرحية! شكسبير رسم شخصية معقدة ومتناقضة بشكل كبير.من يتتبع الت [...]

    9. The dotage of our general'sOverflows the measure: those his goodly eyesThat o'er the files and musters of the warHave glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turnthe office and devotion of their viewUpon a tawny front. His captain's heart,Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst And is become the bellows and the fan To cool a gipsy's lust.Shakespeare used Plutarch's Parallel of the Greeks and Romans as a source for his play,the play is the thing wherein to catch the conscience of the king [...]

    10. لم احبب يوما الأعمال المسرحية ! .لكنني قررت منح نفسي فرصة أخيرة . كانت تلك هي تجربتي الأولى وربما الأخيرة في هذا العالم الغريب عني ربما ساغامر بشوقي ومصرع كليوباترا ! ** عودة لشكسبير** لم يعجبني العمل كثيرا وجدت أن الشخصيات كلها هامشية يشوبها الغموض والسخافة تقلب في المزاجيات ل [...]

    11. Kleopatra cidden süper karakter. Tıpkı bahsedildiği gibi saçma sapan bir coşkunlukta, delilikte; asaletini hiçbir an kaybetmese de çoğu zaman ergen bir kız gibi de davranabilmekte. Antonius ise tam bir trajedi kurbanı, yaptığı hatalar ve femme fatale'ı sonunda ölümüne sebep oluyor. Ve tabii bu hem bir aşk hikayesi hem de tarihi bir kurmaca; Roma'nın yıkılışına bile ışık tutabilir üstüne düşünülürse zira Roma çoğu zaman uçkur sevdası yönünde şekillenmişt [...]

    12. I read this directly following on from Julius Caesar, expecting more of the same. Imho however the play isn't in the same class. It's lack a certain "omph" and urgency. Even the chemistry between the two protagonists only really gets going, ironically, towards the end.

    13. "Julius Caesar"ın devamı niteliğindeki "Antonius ve Kleopatra / Antony and Cleopatra", ünlü Roma generali Mark Anthony'nin Kleopatra'yla olan destansı ve trajik aşk hikayesini okuyucuya sunan Shakespeare'in en başarılı tragedyalarından biri. "Romeo ve Juliet"le saf ve çocuksu aşkı işleyen Shakespeare'in bu oyunla aşkın daha tutkulu ve olgun kıyılarına yelken açtığını söylemek gerek. Bu yüzden oyun yer yer "Romeo ve Juliet"le benzerlik taşısa da karakterleri sebebiyle [...]

    14. أنطونيو وكليوباترا تعلمنا في (روميو وجولييت) أنه عندما يحب فتى وفتاة، فإن الأمر ينتهي بموتى وعوائل مكلومة، أما هنا فنتعلم أنه عندما يحب ملك وملكة، فإن الأمر ينتهي بحرب وأمة مغلوبة. إن قصة كليوباترا من دون حتى أن تقرن بأنطونيو هي قصة مثيرة، إنها ملكة وعشيقة، عشقت أولاً وتزوجت [...]

    15. مجهود جبار قام به الأستاذ الدكتور محمد عناني في هذه الترجمة الرائعة، وهي ليست مجرد ترجمة لنص شكسبير، إذ يشمل الكتاب1. دراسة نقدية مفصلة أورد فيها د. محمد عناني أهم الآراء النقدية في المسرحية على مدار 400 سنة منذ تأيفها، ويبرز في هذه المقدمة كيف أن نقاد كل عصر يضفون على نص شكسبير [...]

    16. What does it say about me that I find myself so much in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra? More-so even than in Hamlet. In Cleopatra I see my many shortcomings in love: my possessiveness, my jealousies, my need for attention and affection, and most of all the need to have love proven again and again; and ultimately these are the foibles which bring about my own destruction in love. Like Cleopatra, I think I know my advantages, what angles I look best, where best to drive conversation, what acti [...]

    17. The Final Saga of the Roman Republic19 May 2012 This is truly a play of epic proportions, taking place in areas from the centre of Rome to her periphery, such as Egypt and the borders of Parthia. It is one of Shakespeare's later works, and the skill in which he brings so much together onto the stage simply goes to show how skillful he was at producing drama. Now, some scholars like to argue that Shakespeare could not have been responsible for so many plays of such high quality, however I persona [...]

    18. Antony and Cleopatra, William Shakespeare عنوان: آنتونی و کلئوپاترا؛ نویسنده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم: علاالدین پازارگادی؛ نمایشنامه غم انگیز آنتونی و کلئوپاترا؛ تهران، بنگاه ترجمه، 1334؛ چاپ دیگر: 1359؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، علمی فرهنگی، 1379، در 245 ص؛ شابک: 9789644452581؛ چاپ هفتم 1392؛ موضوع: نمایشنامه های نویسند [...]

    19. LEPIDUS: What manner o’ thing is your crocodile? ANTONY: It is shaped, sir, like itself, and is as broad as it hath breadth. It is just so high as it is, and moves with its own organs. It lives by that which nourisheth it, and, the elements once out of it, it transmigrates.LEPIDUS: What color is it?ANTONY: Of its own color too.This is Shakespeare’s most exiting play. The many and rapid changes of scene function like the shaky, shifting camera angles in a Jason Bourne movie: both accelerating [...]

    20. Scholars believe that Shakespeare wrote Antony and Cleopatra in 1606, immediately after Macbeth, and it is one of the last great tragedies that Shakespeare produced. The most geographically sweeping of Shakespeare’s plays, Antony and Cleopatra’s setting is the entire Roman Empire, its backdrop the well-documented history of Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Cleopatra. Shakespeare’s primary source for Antony and Cleopatra was the Life of Marcus Antonius contained in Plutarch’s Lives of th [...]

    21. Ah, Shakespeare. How many times will I return to a review of your work, only to realise I have rated it unfairly?

    22. A WONDERFUL PIECE OF WORK Love. Power. Love. Power. Which is the eye drawn to? It’s said women love powerful men. So does love follow power? Wealth seems to. Are powerful men happier than all the rest? And powerful women? It’s said that men are terrified of them. And if the lover loves the power more than its holder? Can love conquor power? And if it does? What of power then? Can a powerful man surrender to love and remain powerful? Behind every powerful man… Power. Love. Power. Love. Anto [...]

    23. Their celebrity couple name would be AntoPatra.And essentially, that is what Antony and Cleopatra are: a celebrity couple. And just like the crazy jump-on-the-couch love of TomKat, their affection is subject to deep suspicion and speculation by the public. The romance of AntoPatra is often compared with that of Romeo and Juliet in regard to both passion and poetry. However, the circumstance of celebrity makes Antony and Cleopatra vastly, sadly different from the star-crossed young lovers of Vero [...]

    24. The character Cleopatra, in William Shakespeare's “Antony and Cleopatra,” possesses a multitude of contradictions. Through constant clashes in speech and action, Shakespeare constructs a complex female character. Critic Anna Jameson refers to Cleopatra as “a brilliant antithesis—a compound of contradictions” (Quint 244). Jameson recognizes Shakespeare's “deep meaning and wonderous [sic] skill in the apparent enigma” of Cleopatra (244). Shakespeare remediates the stories of Plutarch [...]

    25. In many ways this paly can be seen as "unconventional" regarding the classical rules of drama ; here the events are not confined to one place, we move back and forth from Alexandria to Rome to Sicily to Athens to Actium and to other places of the old world. The time range of events is about ten years, although Shakespeare had also condensed the historical events so that they could be adapted to the play. There is not only one main event, everything is so ramified. Shakespeare had relied heavily [...]

    26. الصمت في حرم الجمال جمالفهناك اشياء تعجز الكلمات عن وصف مدى روعتها فأنا الان احاول ان اصف ما اعجبني في تلك المسرحية ولا اجد الكلمات المناسبةفهل اصف الحوار العميق الذي يريك سمات كل شخصية ويجعلك تشاركها في دواخلها ومشاعرها وتعقيداتهاام اتحدث عن تسلسل الاحداث الذي كان مناسبا [...]

    27. إذن أنتوني كان يعشق كليوباترا و في رحلة عابرة إلى روما يقرر الزواج من اوكتافيا! فجأة بدون أي مقدمات؟!و إذا كان قد تزوجها لمنع الحرب مع أخيها القيصر ففجأة يعد أيام ينسى هذا السبب و يعود إلى كليوبترا؟!!!و إذا كان قائدا حربيا ذكيا ففجأة نجده لا يعبأ بغضب القيصر بعد أن هجر اخته؟!! و [...]

    28. مش بس جميله لكن ليها ذكريات جميله ايام الكليه ومذاكرتها وتمثيلها في البيت بالاصوات المختلفه لكل بطل علشان اندمج معاها وباللغه الانجليزيه القديمه ومشاهدتها مع زمايلي واصحابي في المكتبه المركزية مجرد الاسم بس بحس معاه باحساس جميل كإني رجعت سنين كتير لورا وطبعا الفيلم غني ع [...]

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