Cover of: The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra (Oxford World's Classics) | William Shakespeare

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A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters--the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty . . . between an empire and love. Bold, rich, and splendid in its setting and emotions, Antony And Cleopatra ranks among Shakespeare's supreme achievements.From the Paperback edition.and the narrator vinay has explained what the intension in the relationship between antony and cleopatra

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In the judgement of G. Wilson Knight, Anthony and Cleopatra was 'probably the subtlest and greatest play in Shakespeare'; and it says much about the tragedy that it should have moved this notoriously magniloquent critic to some of his most visionary flights of enthusiasm: This is the high metaphysic of love which melts life and death into a final oneness; which reality indeed is no pulseless abstraction, but rather blends its single design and petalled excellence from all life and death, all imperial splendour and sensuous delight, all strange and ethereal forms, all elements and heavenly stars; all that is natural, human, and divine; all brilliance and all glory.

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