The Signet Classics edition of the tragedy that features one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters.
A magnificent drama of passion and war, this riveting play presents the complicated relationship between the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra and the Roman leader Mark Antony, a man torn between an empire and love.
This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet
A selection from Plutarch's "Lives of Noble Grecians and Romans," the source from which Shakespeare derived "Antony and Cleopatra"
Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, A. C. Bradley, John F. Danby, and others
A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text