Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s iconic struggle between love and duty, will be screened at Cineworld MK this evening, direct from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
This is the third Globe on Screen season of Roman tragedies, and picks up Antony’s story years after Julius Caesar.
Virtue and vice, love and politics combine in the Bard’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breathtaking beauty and magnificence.
The setting is the entire Roman Empire, which focuses on the affair between Antony, at the height of his power, and Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt.
Cleopatra has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire.
When he quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two...
Olivier Award-winner Eve Best stars as Cleopatra in thew work, which clocks in at a minute under three hours long.
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