Study Guide

The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Act IV, Scene xiii

By William Shakespeare

Act IV, Scene xiii

  • Cleopatra flees to her women, afraid of Antony’s rage.
  • Charmian suggests she lock herself up in her monument and send word to Antony that she’s dead. Cleopatra thinks this is a good idea, and sends Mardian to tell Antony she’s killed herself, and that her last word was "Antony." She instructs Mardian to return to her and tell her how Antony takes the false news.

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