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Antony and Cleopatra By Eric Rasmussen

Antony and Cleopatra by Eric Rasmussen

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This new edition of Shakespeare's classic love story, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Adrian Noble, Gregory Doran and Braham Murray, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and a completely new introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate.

Antony and Cleopatra Summary

Antony and Cleopatra by Eric Rasmussen

From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's immortal love story. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of Antony and Cleopatra in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with three leading directors - Adrian Noble, Braham Murray and Gregory Doran - providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare's career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended - as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed.

Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

About Eric Rasmussen

SIR JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'.

ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- About the Text.- Key Facts.- Antony and Cleopatra.- Textual Notes.- Scene-by-scene Analysis.- Antony and Cleopatra in Performance: the RSC and Beyond.- Four Centuries of Antony and Cleopatra: An Overview.- At the RSC: Seven Cleopatras and their Antonys.- The Director's Cut: interviews with Adrian Noble, Braham Murray, Gregory Doran.- Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre.- Shakespeare's Works: a Chronology.- The History behind the Tragedies: A Chronology.- Further Reading and Viewing.- References.- Acknowledgements and Picture Credits.

Additional information

GOR011060630
9780230576186
0230576184
Antony and Cleopatra by Eric Rasmussen
Used - Like New
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
2009-04-23
232
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