SHAKESPEARE, W.: Antony and Cleopatra (Studio Production, 1983)

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Catalogue Number: B003DVD
UPC: 709629200036

Two of history's most famous lovers are caught between their consummate love for one another and the struggles for power among the rulers of the Roman world. At the time of this play, Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar and M. Aemilius Lepidus are the members of the triumvirate that rule the Roman world. Mark Antony is consumed with his love for Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt and spends much time with her to the exclusion of his duties as a Roman ruler. When rebellions rise against the triumvirate, Anthony returns to Rome to join the defense. In time, Antony returns to Cleopatra in Egypt. In a quest for sole power, Caesar follows and wages a fierce battle against him. Upon hearing a false report of Cleopatra's death, Antony falls on his sword. Cleopatra chooses to die from the bite of an asp rather than befall the fate of returning to Rome as Caesars prize.

Featuring Timothy Dalton, Lynn Redgrave, Nichelle Nichols, John Carradine.

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