This production of Antony and Cleopatra
, directed by Iqbal Khan, is currently playing at the Barbican until 20 January 2018.
Although Shakespeare wrote in English and is considered the quintessentially "English" author, his literary skill and multifaceted presentations of Egyptian, Jewish, and African characters in Antony and Cleopatra
, The Merchant of Venice, and Othello and Titus Andronicus, respectively (cf.
Shakespeare began Antony and Cleopatra
with Philo's condemnation of the situation he saw: eunuchs fanning Cleopatra, amorous and lustful Antony embracing his lover, and the Egyptian customs different from those of the Romans.
Janet Adelman vividly comments on Cleopatra's role in Antony and Cleopatra
which Antony and Cleopatra
, for all they are defeated in the game of
Jonathan Cake and Joaquina Kalukango in Antony and Cleopatra
at the RSC
DRAMA IN THE STREET: Josh Bolt and Nicola Walker in Marsden and below, filming for Antony and Cleopatra
(JH150212Gfilm-13, 01) * ON LOCATION: Sarah Lancashire next to the Riverhead Tap in Peel Street, Marsden, during filming for Anthony and Cleopatra JH150212Gfilm-11)
Ms Cattrall attended the opening with the rest of the Antony and Cleopatra
cast to celebrate the end of the production tomorrow.
Rather than refute the charge that theater is "a nurseris of idelnesse," (2) Cleopatra's variable palate of "Enterludes & Plaies" seems set on further stoking such heated discourse, as Antony and Cleopatra
not only prove their culpability as idlers, they do so ardently.
Oliver Hoare, of Penylan, is learning his lines for two stage roles in the passionate play Antony and Cleopatra
, in which Cattrall - best-known for playing insatiable vamp Samantha Jones in the long-running TV show - will play the leading lady.
Multiple Passions and Performatives: Antony and Cleopatra
H: Hopkins earned a wealth of stage credits with the Royal National Theatre, including playing Mark Antony in Antony and Cleopatra
ON SCREEN B: Once the highest paid actor in Hollywood, Burton is best known for playing Mark Antony opposite second wife, Elizabeth Taylor, in Cleopatra.