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Education Resources

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

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Discover teaching ideas and lesson planning inspiration through our range of resources, activities and other supporting materials on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    11 Mar - 7 Sep 2017

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

11 March, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Antony and Cleopatra tells the story of the two Eqyptian and Roman rulers and how their romance ends in tragedy. 

Antony and Cleopatra is a great play for looking at alongside other tragic romances, such as Romeo and Juliet, and addresses lots of themes you can use as routes into the text including:

  • Leadership
  • Revenge
  • Love 

There are so many different ways of exploring the text but you may find the following particularly useful in introducing the text:

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