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By Nicholas Potter

Antony and Cleopatra is considered one of Shakespeare's most generally studied and renowned of the 'Roman' performs. it really is both the world's maximum love tale or a tragic story of 2 middle-aged infatuated those who throw away their energy over part the recognized global; it's in regards to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; it truly is Shakespeare's sceptical revision of Virgil; it really is approximately soldiership, loyalty and loss, and masses extra besides.

This Reader's consultant presents a serious survey of the responses to Antony and Cleopatra from the earliest released bills to the current day. prime the reader during the fabric in a chronological model, the advisor attracts on a wealthy diversity of serious writings, together with Dr Johnson, Coleridge, Bradley and Leavis. Nicholas Potter conscientiously relates this fabric to extra common concerns concerning Shakespearean feedback and scholarship, and the improvement of literary heritage and thought. additionally that includes a bankruptcy at the diverse variants of the play, and a decide upon Bibliography to assist additional research, this publication is an quintessential source for students.

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