By William Shakespeare
HarperCollins is proud to offer its magnificent diversity of best-loved, crucial classics.Hugely formidable in its old concentration and gigantic geographical scope, Antony and Cleopatra is considered one of Shakespeare’s so much magnificent tragedies. The drama centres at the relationships among his major protagonists, Octavius Ceasar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra, and the hugely charged affair among Mark Antony and the Egyptian queen that kinds the backdrop to the pervading topic of fight among East and West during the play.The inner conflict of non-public emotion and accountability that Antony reviews, and the dynamics of energy and sexuality portrayed through Cleopatra, supply the play its dramatic stress. wealthy and intricate in its language and poetic in tone, Shakespeare indicates how the politics of Rome eventually reason catastrophe for a guy who's torn among cause and passion.
William Shakespeare is greatly considered as the best playwright the realm has visible. He produced an extraordinary volume of labor; 37 performs, 154 sonnets, and five poems. He died on twenty third April 1616, elderly fifty two, and was once buried within the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.
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