'O happy horse, to bear the weight of Antony!'
Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breathtaking beauty and magnificence.
Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.
Running time: 164 mins
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Holly Gillanders @holbees
Wonderful production of Antony & Cleopatra tonight! Eve Best majestic and hilarious, loved her and all the cast!
Harlina Sodhi @HarlinaSodhi
It's spectacular. Antony & Cleopatra play at Shakespeare Globe Theatre - London just took my breathe away
Annabel Morley @MorleyAnnabel
Who knew Antony and Cleopatra was so much fun?! Fantastic performance last night @The_Globe, laughter and tears in equal measure.
Antony & Cleopatra was absolutely brilliant last night at @The_Globe. Watching Eve Best was absolutely enthralling.