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The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra

The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra


by William Shakespeare

Analysis: What’s Up With the Title?

The play features Antony, one of Rome’s rulers, and Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt. The title tells us right off the bat that though the lovers are the focus of the play, their love isn’t. We know it’s not a romance, because it’s called a tragedy, so we’re prepared for most everyone (including our title characters) to die.

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