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By William Shakespeare,Paul Werstine

ISBN-10: 0671477110

ISBN-13: 9780671477110

ISBN-10: 0743482859

ISBN-13: 9780743482851

ISBN-10: 1556859961

ISBN-13: 9781556859960

Antony and Cleopatra dramatizes an incredible occasion in international historical past: the founding of the Roman Empire. the longer term first emperor, Octavius Caesar (later known as Augustus Caesar), cold-bloodedly manipulates different characters and routines iron keep watch over over himself.

At first, he stocks strength with Mark Antony, Rome’s preeminent army chief, and the weaker Lepidus. Caesar wishes Antony to fend off different Roman strongmen like Pompey; he even deals his sister Octavia to him as a bride, regardless of Antony’s recognition as a libertine and his earlier contention with Caesar. as soon as Caesar defeats Pompey, despite the fact that, he wishes no allies. He brings fees opposed to Lepidus, denies Antony his spoils from Pompey’s defeat, and seizes towns within the japanese Roman colonies that Antony rules.

The play’s emphasis, despite the fact that, is on these whom Caesar defeats: Antony and his prosperous Egyptian best friend, Queen Cleopatra. The play doesn't sugarcoat Antony and Cleopatra’s recognized love affair, together with her calculated makes an attempt to seduce Antony from his tasks and his rage while he thinks she has betrayed him to Caesar. still, the fanatics locate such sensual and emotional pride that Caesar’s global conquest turns out smaller than what they locate in every one other.

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