Antony And Cleopatra by William ShakespeareAntony And Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Antony And Cleopatra

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorBurton RaffelContribution byHarold Harold Bloom

Paperback | October 24, 2007

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The Annotated Shakespeare series enables today's readers to understand and enjoy the plays of the world's greatest dramatist. Comprehensive on-page annotations assist with vocabulary, pronunciation, prosody, and alternative readings of phrases and lines in these handsome and affordable paperback editions.

In no other play has Shakespeare created two such equally titanic personages as Rome's great soldier and statesman Mark Antony and the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. The story of their irresistible attraction, their jealous quarrels and betrayals, and the effects on friends and subjects of their ruinous choices is a tale leading irretrievably to despair and defeat. Their suicides, however, strike us as a kind of triumph. Shakespeare stood at the height of his powers when he penned this great tragedy, one of the last he produced.


Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities Emeritus and professor of English emeritus, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Among his many edited and translated publications are Poems and Prose from the Old English, Cligès, Lancelot, Perceval, Erec and Enide, and Yvain, all published by Yale University Press. Haro...
Title:Antony And CleopatraFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.69 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 5 × 0.69 inPublished:October 24, 2007Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300124732

ISBN - 13:9780300124736

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Very good read. Shakespeare combined lots of interesting themes and issues into this tragedy.
Date published: 2018-01-13