Antony and Cleopatra

Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization.

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan

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ISBN: OCLC:1241941227

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Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization. Instead of seeing the interaction of Roman and Egyptian perspectives in Antony and Cleopatra as a type of double image of reality that changes as one moves from one location to another, students often find themselves compelled to pick sides. The more romantic opt for Cleopatra as the most sympathetic character, while the pragmatists dismiss her lifestyle as self-indulgent. The central challenge in reading th.

Antony and Cleopatra Language and Writing

Once Cleopatra learns that Antony has married Octavia, she uses the same hand to strike the Messenger and draw a dagger to attack him. Later in 3.13 Antony ...

Author: Virginia Mason Vaughan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408185711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization. Instead of seeing the interaction of Roman and Egyptian perspectives in Antony and Cleopatra as a type of double image of reality that changes as one moves from one location to another, students often find themselves compelled to pick sides. The more romantic opt for Cleopatra as the most sympathetic character, while the pragmatists dismiss her lifestyle as self-indulgent. The central challenge in reading this play, in other words, is to resist the compulsion to take sides and, instead, to adopt a 'both-and' point of view rather than an 'either-or' choice. The play's central binary - Rome vs. Egypt - is deeply embedded in its language and structure, yet the play consistently complicates our view of either side. The book encourages students to think outside the binary box, to understand, and to celebrate, Shakespeare's exploitation of the multivalent nature of language. As well as helping students to analyse the intricacy of Shakespeare's language in Antony and Cleopatra, each chapter's 'Writing matters' section enables students to develop their own writing strategies in coursework and examinations.

Antony and Cleopatra

Presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy of romance and ambition in the story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521848334

Category: Drama

Page: 285

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Presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy of romance and ambition in the story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

Antony and Cleopatra

Presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy of romance and ambition in the story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521612876

Category: Drama

Page: 285

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Presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy of romance and ambition in the story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

Antony and Cleopatra

Redesigned in an easy-to-read format that preserves the favourite features of the original, this volume includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, a comprehensive and enlightening introduction to the play Antony and Cleopatra ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140714529

Category: Drama

Page: 139

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A team of eminent scholars has been assembled to prepare new introductions and notes to all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, for the new Pelican Shakespeare series. This series, incorporating more than 30 years of Shakespearean scholarship since the acclaimed original series was published between 1956 and 1967, will be an excellent resource for students, teachers, and theatre professionals well into the 21st century. Redesigned in an easy-to-read format that preserves the favourite features of the original, this volume includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, a comprehensive and enlightening introduction to the play Antony and Cleopatra and a note on the text used.

Antony and Cleopatra

A romantic tragedy about the relationship between Mark Antony and the Queen of Egypt, including notes and critical commentary

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: UCSC:32106008364017

Category: Drama

Page: 299

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A romantic tragedy about the relationship between Mark Antony and the Queen of Egypt, including notes and critical commentary

The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

A full stage history further illustrates its theatrical fortunes; both here and in the extensive commentary this edition illuminates the play's theatrical dimensions as well as the rich complexity of its poetic language.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192834258

Category: Drama

Page: 388

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In its towering central characters, vast geographical and historical sweep, and its variety of style and mood, Antony and Cleopatra is perhaps the most ambitious of Shakespeare's designs. Yet the degree and nature of its success remain surprisingly contentious, and performances of the play have seldom matched the extravagant expectations of its admirers. Michael Neill's wide-ranging introduction from a number of angles, including those of gender and race. He examines the sources and discusses the theatrical challenge presented by Shakespeare's technique, with its extraordinary tensions between rhetoric and action. A full stage history further illustrates its theatrical fortunes; both here and in the extensive commentary this edition illuminates the play's theatrical dimensions as well as the rich complexity of its poetic language.

Antony and Cleopatra Unabridged Text

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0368463699

Category: History

Page: 200

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Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play was performed first circa 1607 at the Blackfriars Theatre or the Globe Theatre by the King's Men. Its first appearance in print was in the Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Sicilian revolt to Cleopatra's suicide during the Final War of the Roman Republic. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony's fellow triumvirs of the Second Triumvirate and the first emperor of the Roman Empire. The tragedy is mainly set in Rome and Egypt and is characterized by swift shifts in geographical location and linguistic register as it alternates between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and a more pragmatic, austere Rome.

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare’s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393930777

Category: Drama

Page: 365

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William Shakespeare’s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition.

Antony and Cleopatra A Critical Reader

Lamb, Antony and Cleopatra on the English Stage, 39. ... Virginia Mason Vaughan, Antony and Cleopatra: Language and Writing (London: Bloomsbury Arden ...

Author: Domenico Lovascio

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350049925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: - Essays on the play's critical and performance history - A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play - A selection of new essays by leading scholars - A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Antony and Cleopatra is among Shakespeare's most enduringly popular tragedies. A theatrical piece of extraordinary political power, it also features one of his most memorable couples. Both intellectually and emotionally challenging, Antony and Cleopatra also tests the boundaries of theatrical representation. This volume offers a stimulating and accessible guide to the play that takes stock of the past and current situation of scholarship while simultaneously opening up fresh, thought-provoking critical perspectives.

Lesson Plans Anthony and Cleopatra

Language. Objective. Antony and Cleopatra's prominent themes are reason vs. ... Discussion questions/writing journal responses will give students the ...

Author: LessonCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781621074960

Category: Education

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Following Common Core Standards, this lesson plan for William Shakespeare’s, " Anthony and Cleopatra" is the perfect solution for teachers trying to get ideas for getting students excited about a book. BookCaps lesson plans cover five days worth of material. It includes a suggested reading schedule, discussion questions, essay topics, homework assignments, and suggested web resources.

William Shakespeare s Antony and Cleopatra

See all the Longman Cultural Editions at www.ablongman.com/longmanculturaleditions.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: UOM:39015074272041

Category: Drama

Page: 273

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Antony and Cleopatra, edited by David Quint, presents William Shakespeare's classic work along with a critical introduction and contextual materials on and from the period. Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts–cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study. One Longman Cultural Edition can be packaged at no additional cost with any volume of The Longman Anthology of British Literature by Damrosch et al., or at a discount with any other Longman textbook. See all the Longman Cultural Editions at www.ablongman.com/longmanculturaleditions.

The Oxford Shakespeare Anthony and Cleopatra

A full stage history further illustrates its theatrical fortunes; both here and in the extensive commentary this edition illuminates the play's theatrical dimensions as well as the rich complexity of its poetic language.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131703584

Category: Drama

Page: 388

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"Representing the full richness of Shakespeare's writing, the World's Classics offer the best value critical editions of his plays. Authoritative and up to date, they are 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare'." --Publisher description.

Antony and Cleopatra

He was a comprehensive writer for a comprehensive audience , writing to ... Shakespeare's use of language 3 Shakespeare's skill in writing for stage ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748786023

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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Provide just the right balance for the study of language, imagery and theatricality, and of character and context, enabling students to gain a clear understanding of the text. Contains introductory essays focussing on topics related to social, cultural and historical context. Introductions to each scene pointing out a central feature and ensuring that students understand the plot. Extensive notes and well-placed illustrations provide clear explanations of words and phrases, and a general overview of the meaning for easy reference. Accompanying support packs provide clearly structured and easily manageable resource materials for Assessment Objective-driven coursework assignments.

Antony and Cleopatra

The 'York Notes' series covers major works from medieval to modern English literature, and classic and contemporary works from Europe, America, the Commonwealth and the Third World.

Author: Robin Sowerby

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582823099

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Page: 135

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The 'York Notes' series covers major works from medieval to modern English literature, and classic and contemporary works from Europe, America, the Commonwealth and the Third World.

Much Ado About Nothing Language and Writing

ARDEN STUDENT SKILLS LANGUAGE AND WRITING Series Editor Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University Published Titles Antony and Cleopatra, Virginia Mason Vaughan ...

Author: Indira Ghose

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472581006

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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Much Ado About Nothing presents a world of glittering surfaces and exquisite social performances. The language of the play sparkles with a fireworks of wit and dazzling bouts of repartee, most memorably in the "merry war" of words between the reluctant lovers, Benedick and Beatrice. A closer look at the language of the play, however, reveals it to be laced with violence and charged with the desire to humiliate others. Wit is deployed as a weapon to ridicule one's opponent; much of the humour circulates incessantly around the theme of cuckoldry, a major source of male anxiety in the period. The most drastic use of language is to slander Hero by accusing her of a lack of chastity - an accusation that spelt social death for a woman in the early modern age. The death that Hero feigns mirrors accurately the devastating effects of the assassination of her character by the smart set of young noblemen in the play. This study guide focuses on examining the array of the uses of language that the play displays, and probes into the ideas about language that it explores. The book looks at key film versions of the play by Kenneth Branagh and Joss Whedon which are often used on courses, whilst also offering practical questions and tips to help students develop their own critical writing skills and deepen their understanding of the play.

King Richard III Language and Writing

ARDEN STUDENT SKILLS: LANGUAGE AND WRITING Series Editor Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University Published Titles Antony and Cleopatra, Virginia Mason Vaughn ...

Author: Rebecca Lemon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474253369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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A new type of study aid which combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the critical writings skills students need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare's texts. The book's core focus is on language: both understanding and enjoying Shakespeare's complex dramatic language, and expanding the student's own critical vocabulary as they respond to the play. The book explores several different approaches to Shakespeare's language. It looks at how the subtleties of Shakespeare's language reveal the thought processes and motivations of his characters, often in ways those characters themselves don't recognise; it analyses how Shakespeare's language works within or sometimes against various historical contexts, the contexts of stage performance, of genre and of discourses of his day (of religion, law, commerce, and friendship); and it explores how the peculiarities of Shakespeare's language often point to broad issues, themes, or ways of thinking that transcend any one character or line of action. Each chapter includes a "Writing Matters" section, giving students ideas and guidance for building their own critical response to the play and the skills to articulate it with confidence.

The Merchant of Venice Language and Writing

ARDEN STUDENT SKILLS: LANGUAGE AND WRITING Series Editor Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University Published Titles Antony and Cleopatra, Virginia Mason Vaughan ...

Author: Douglas M. Lanier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472571519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing volumes offer a new type of study aid that combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the writing skills you need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare's texts. The books' core focus is on language: both understanding and enjoying Shakespeare's complex dramatic language, and expanding your own critical vocabulary, as you respond to his plays. Each guide in the series will empower you to read and write about Shakespeare with increased confidence and enthusiasm. A notoriously disturbing play, The Merchant of Venice explores how the discourses of racial and religious prejudice and of business intertwine and shape how characters understand themselves and their relationships with one another. The intersections between religious, racial and economic language in The Merchant of Venice can be challenging to grasp, but in this guide Douglas Lanier showcases a range of approaches to understanding its language, all based on close reading and attention to Shakespeare's style. The volume will equip you to analyze Shakespeare's troubling portrayal of anti-Semitism for yourself and to articulate your views on The Merchant of Venice with greater insight and confidence.

A Midsummer Night s Dream Language and Writing

classical writers Cicero and Aristotle, emphasizing 'Imitation', that is, ... Shakespeare adapted other plays like Julius Caesar , Antony and Cleopatra and ...

Author: R.S. White

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350103900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This lively and informative guide to Shakespeare's popular comedy equips you with the critical skills to analyse its language, structure and themes and to expand and enrich your own response to the play. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a perfect play for exploring Shakespeare's diverse uses of language to reveal character and themes, from formal iambics and rhyming couplets of courtiers and lovers, and 'warbling' notes' and nursery rhythms of fairies, to stocky prose by the artisan players including Bottom's comic malapropisms. An introduction considers when and how the play was written, and addresses the language with which Shakespeare created A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as the generic, literary and theatrical conventions at his disposal. It then moves to a detailed examination and analysis of the play, focusing on its literary, technical and historical intricacies; an account of the play's performance history and its critical reception completes the volume. Each chapter offers a 'Writing matters' section, clearly linking the analysis of Shakespeare's language to your own writing strategies in coursework and examinations.