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Antony and Cleopatra - Play Information

Dating the play & Shakespeare's sources

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.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Dating the play & Shakespeare

Full synopsis

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!

Suitable for: All ages

Full synopsis

Scenes: Key moments

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.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Scenes: Key moments

Stage history

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.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Stage history

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