Harriet Walter on stage with arms outstretched dressed in a white and gold dress.

Education Resources

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

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


    Until 7 Sep 2017

  • Barbican Theatre


    30 Nov 2017 - 20 Jan 2018

  • In Cinemas

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 57 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

8 July, 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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