Antony and Cleopatra
Shakespeare probably completed Antony and Cleopatra around 1606.
Explore the links on the left to find out more about this great historical love story.
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!
We've selected some well-known quotes from Antony and Cleopatra.
Directors choose their own key moments in Antony and Cleopatra, depending on their interpretation of the play. Here we've selected a number of important scenes.
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Some fascinating facts about Shakespeare's play and Antony and Cleopatra in performance.
From its first performances around 1607 up to modern theatre and film productions, Rebecca Brown examines Antony and Cleopatra in performance.
Dating the play
Rebecca Brown explains how we know when Shakespeare actually wrote Antony and Cleopatra .
Rebecca Brown presents the historical sources and influences which inspired Shakespeare when he wrote Antony and Cleopatra.
View photos and watch interviews with the director and designer of this production for the Swan's thrust stage.
Productions 1950 - 2000
Performance history expert Rebecca Brown describes a selection of our productions.
Tom Holland describes the world in which Antony and Cleopatra takes place.
Who was Cleopatra? Lucy Hughes-Hallett on the queen known for her 'infinite variety'.
Image shows a playbill for a performance of Antony and Cleopatra on 22 October 1849 at Theatre Royal Sadler's Wells.
Image from RSC Archive at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.