The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
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Antony and Cleopatra, an old silent film.
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.
Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Charlton Heston, who also stars as Antony.
Antony & Cleopatra, a TV production directed by John Scoffield and with Patrick Stewart as Enobarbus.
Antony and Cleopatra, starring Timothy Dalton as Antony and Lynn Redgrave as Cleopatra.
Cleopatra, 1999, starring Leonor Varela as Cleopatra, Timothy Dalton as Caesar, Billy Zane as Antony, and Rupert Graves as Octavius Caesar.
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).
These pages contain some absolutely gorgeous facsimiles of the play in its original folio forms, with dates attached to each respective folio.
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.
Illustration of Cleopatra’s death by Edwin A. Abbey for Harper’s Monthly Magazine, in 1909.
Patrick Stewart as Antony for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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.
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.)