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The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra

The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra


by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Resources

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

2005-2007 TV Series

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


The 1983 Antony and Cleopatra

You can watch the 1983 production of Antony and Cleopatra, starring Lynn Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, and Walter Koenig (among others) here. Follow the sidebar links to see the whole thing.


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, from 1909.


Patrick Stewart as Antony for the Royal Shakespeare Company.


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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