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Best of the Web

Movie or TV Productions

1908 Movie

Antony and Cleopatra, an old silent film.

1963 Movie

Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor in the title role, Rex Harrison as Caesar, and Richard Burton as Antony. This film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won four.

1972 Movie

Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Charlton Heston, who also stars as Antony.

1974 TV Movie

Antony & Cleopatra, a TV production directed by John Scoffield and with Patrick Stewart as Enobarbus.

1983 TV Movie

Antony and Cleopatra, starring Timothy Dalton as Antony and Lynn Redgrave as Cleopatra.

1999 Movie

Cleopatra, 1999, starring Leonor Varela as Cleopatra, Timothy Dalton as Caesar, Billy Zane as Antony, and Rupert Graves as Octavius Caesar.

2005-2007 TV Series

Rome, 2005, a joint venture between HBO and BBC, and RAI of Italy. James Purefoy plays Antony, and gives us the pleasure of great acting (he’s a Royal Shakespeare Company actor in addition to his film and TV work).

Videos

The 1986 Antony and Cleopatra
All three hours of the 1986 production of Antony and Cleopatra, starring Lynn Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, and Walter Koenig among others.

Images

The Text of the Play From the 1600s

These pages contain some absolutely gorgeous facsimiles of the play in its original folio forms, with dates attached to each respective folio.

Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra

Jan de Bray, a Dutch artist living in the 17th century, painted Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra in 1669. It’s now exhibited by the National Gallery of Art.

Cleopatra’s Death

Illustration of Cleopatra’s death by Edwin A. Abbey for Harper’s Monthly Magazine, in 1909.

Antony

Patrick Stewart as Antony for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Other

Antony and Cleopatra Links

This site has an incredibly exhaustive selection of links ranging from the play’s contexts to its current performances. Some of the links are no longer live, but there’s really solid bibliographical information.

Historical Timeline

A useful timeline about the real course of events between Antony, Cleopatra, and Caesar. (Well, useful if you’re some kind of history buff, which is cool.)

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