Introduction.- About the Text.- Key Facts.- Antony and Cleopatra.- Textual Notes.- Scene-by-scene Analysis.- Antony and Cleopatra in Performance: the RSC and Beyond.- Four Centuries of Antony and Cleopatra: An Overview.- At the RSC: Seven Cleopatras and their Antonys.- The Director's Cut: interviews with Adrian Noble, Braham Murray, Gregory Doran.- Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre.- Shakespeare's Works: a Chronology.- The History behind the Tragedies: A Chronology.- Further Reading and Viewing.- References.- Acknowledgements and Picture Credits.
SIR JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance
Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The
RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting
posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary
Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and
Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic,
award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of
several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of
Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall,
founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In
June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to
ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.
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