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Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author; Jones, Emrys, 1931- editor

A battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one of the three leaders of the Roman world. But he is also a man in the grip of an all-consuming passion for the exotic and tempestuous queen of Egypt

Book. English.
New edition
Published London: Penguin Classics, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: William Shakespeare
Edition statement: edited with a commentary by Emrys Jones ; introducted by René Weis.
ISBN: 0141396296, 9780141396293
Note: This edition originally published: 2005.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 336 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Literature.; Antonius, Marcus, 83 B.C.?-30 B.C. Drama.; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C. Drama.

Author note

William Shakespeare was born in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Emrys Jones was formerly Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford.

Rene Weis is Professor of English at University College London.