Antony & Cleopatra Nce Pa

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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This Norton Critical Edition of Antony and Cleopatra is based on the First Folio (1623), the only authoritative text of the play. The edition includes a preface, detailed explanatory annotations, two maps, and visuals ranging from a silver tetradrachm (34 B.C.E.) to an Egyptian Queen Barbie. 'úSources, Analogues, and Contexts,'Ě a rich selection of historical and literary writing, gives readers an understanding of Antony and Cleopatra 's origins, from the earlier texts that inspired Shakespeare, especially those by Herodotus, Plutarch, and Virgil, to later works by Chaucer, Mary Sidney (Countess of Pembroke), and Samuel Daniel. The volume also includes a wide array of the early modern English views of Egyptians, gypsies, and women that informed Shakespeare's worldview and his writing. 'úCriticism'Ě includes fourteen essays representing four centuries of interpretation, from the early observations of Samuel Johnson to the Romantic readings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Hazlitt, from the razor-sharp analyses of Anna Brownell Jameson to recent essays by Jonathan Gil Harris, Patricia Parker, Anston Bosman, and Ania Loomba, among others. 'úAdaptations, Rewritings, and Appropriations'Ě reprints alternative versions of Antony and Cleopatra's story, including one by John Dryden, a burlesque version by F. C. Burnand, a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, and an Arabic version by Ahmad Shawqi. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
List of Maps and Illustrationsp. xv
Calendar of Historical Events Important to the Playp. xvii
The Text of Antony and Cleopatrap. 1
Note On The Textp. 116
Sources, Analogues, and Contextsp. 123
Description of Egyptp. 125
Life of Antonyp. 126
[Cleopatra and Dido]p. 142
The Legend of Good Womenp. 146
The Tragedy of Antonyp. 147
The Tragedy of Cleopatrap. 153
Salve Deus Rex Judaeorump. 156
Early Modern Views Of Egyptiansp. 157
From First Book of the Introduction of Knowledgep. 158
From A Brief Description of the Whole Worldp. 158
From The Geographical History of Africap. 158
From Relation of a Journey Begun An. Dom. 1610p. 159
Early Modern Views Of Gypsiesp. 159
An Act against Certain Persons Calling Themselves Egyptiansp. 160
From The Interpreterp. 160
From The Art of Jugling or Legerdemainep. 161
Early Modern Writings On Womenp. 161
From The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Womenp. 162
From The Anatomie of Abusesp. 162
From Hic mulier: or, The man-womanp. 163
Criticismp. 165
[The Busy Play]p. 167
[A Fiery Force]p. 167
[The Noble Play]p. 168
[The Real Cleopatra]p. 169
[The Dark Woman]p. 171
[Gipsy Queen]p. 172
[The Play Itself]p. 172
Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatrap. 173
Tradition as Source in Antony and Cleopatrap. 180
Antony and Cleopatra (c. 1607): Virtus under Erasurep. 193
"Narcissus in thy face": Roman Desire and the Difference It Fakes in Antony and Cleopatrap. 203
[The "Other" Woman: Beauty, Women Writers, and Cleopatra]p. 219
Squeaking Cleopatras: Gender and Performance in Antony and Cleopatrap. 227
Shadowing Cleopatrap. 248
The Imperial Romance of Antony and Cleopatrap. 261
"Best Play with Mardian": Eunuch and Blackamoor as Imperial Culturegramp. 280
Barbers, Infidels, and Renegades: Antony and Cleopatrap. 289
Adaptations, Rewritings, and Appropriationsp. 317
All for Love; or, The World Well Lost (1677)p. 319
Antony and Cleopatra (1858)p. 330
Cleopatra (1866)p. 332
Antony & Cleopatra; or, His-tory and Her-story in a Modern Nilo-metre (1866)p. 336
Caesar and Cleopatra (1901)p. 340
Antony and Cleopatra (1911)p. 342
After Reading "Antony and Cleopatra" (1918)p. 350
The Death of Cleopatra (1927)p. 350
Cleopatra to the Asp (1970)p. 354
Cleopatra Topless (1973)p. 355
Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra (1987)p. 355
Antony and Cleopatra (2007)p. 358
Laxmi as Cleopatra (2010)p. 360
Selected Bibliographyp. 361
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