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Antony and Cleopatra
How do we know when Antony and Cleopatra was written? What historical sources, classical stories and other plays influenced Shakespeare when he wrote it? Performance history expert Rebecca Brown presents the evidence.
Dating the playShakespeare's sources
Read the story of Antony and Cleopatra in plain English. If you don't want to know how it ends, don't read the last section!
Every director will choose their own key moments in Antony and Cleopatra depending on how they are interpreting the play. Here, we've selected a number of important scenes.
Performance history expert Rebecca Brown guides us through the stage history of Antony and Cleopatra from the time Shakespeare wrote it to the present day.
RSC productions 1953 - 2006Stage history
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