THIS seventy eight web page ARTICLE used to be EXTRACTED FROM THE booklet: Plutarch's Lives: V12 Harvard Classics, via Plutarch . to buy the full ebook, please order ISBN 0766181782.
Read or Download Antony PDF
Similar shakespeare books
During this publication, Charles and Elaine Hallett invite the reader to stick to the activities of Shakespeare's performs. They convey that the traditional department of the performs into scenes doesn't support the reader or play goer to find how the narrative works. they provide as an alternative a department into smaller devices which they outline as beats, sequences and frames.
In What you'll Kathryn Schwarz lines a curious trend in 16th- and seventeenth-century representations of femininity: ladies pose a possibility once they conform too willingly to social conventions. Exemplary texts describe chaste ladies who kill their rapists, consistent better halves who make marriage a debilitating legal responsibility, and committed moms who damage the health of youngsters.
"This advent to Shakespeare promotes lively engagement with the performs, instead of recycling genuine details. overlaying a variety of texts, it's divided into seven subject-based chapters: personality, functionality, Texts, Language, constitution, resources and background, and it doesn't think any earlier wisdom.
This unique and scholarly paintings makes use of 3 precise case stories of performs – Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra , King Lear and Cymbeline – to solid gentle at the ways that early sleek writers used metaphor to discover how identities emerge from the interplay of competing local and religious topographies.
- Shakespeare’s English histories : a quest for form and genre
- The Trick of Singularity: Twelfth Night and the Performance Editions (Studies in Theatre History and Culture)
- Women Making Shakespeare: Text, Reception and Performance
- William Shakespeare's Verily a New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, Book 4)
- Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (Library of America, Volume 251)
Extra resources for Antony
After this, Antony sent a new challenge to Caesar to fight him hand-to-hand; who made him answer that he might find several other ways to end his life; and he, considering with himself that he could not die more honourably than in battle, resolved to make an effort both by land and sea. At supper, it is said, he bade his servants help him freely, and pour him out wine plentifully, since to-morrow, perhaps, they should not do the same, but be servants to a new master, whilst he should lie on the ground, a dead corpse, and nothing.
Com therefore, while he was marching toward the city with his army, he omitted no occasion of giving her new assurances of his good intentions. He took up his position in the Hippodrome, where Antony made a fierce sally upon him, routed the horse, and beat them back into their trenches, and so returned with great satisfaction to the palace, where, meeting Cleopatra, armed as he was, he kissed her, and commended to her favour one of his men, who had most signalized himself in the fight, to whom she made a present of a breastplate and helmet of gold; which he having received went that very night and deserted to Caesar.
But at last, seeing that Canidius himself, who commanded them, was fled from the camp by night, and that all their officers had quite abandoned them, they gave way, and made their submission to the conqueror. After this, Caesar set sail for Athens, where he made a settlement with Greece, and distributed what remained of provision of corn that Antony had made for his army among the cities, which were in a miserable condition, despoiled of their money, their slaves, their horses, and beasts of service.
Antony by Plutarch