Antony and Cleopatra Video Capsule Review: 1972, Charlton Heston

It’s Friday, so welcome to the sixth (and final!) film in our six-week Friday Film Focus on Antony and Cleopatra. Each week, I’ve presented a capsule review of an A&C video, with full reviews coming in Sunday’s podcast.

In 1972, Charlton Heston directed a film of the play, starring himself as Antony and Hildegarde Neil as Cleopatra.

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Cleopatra: No more but e’en a woman…

A couple of days back, I noted on Cleopatra’s speeches in Antony and Cleopatra, talking a little about the relative lengths, and the fact that her longest speeches all come after the death of Antony in Act Four, Scene Fifteen.

Today, let’s look at the first and (tied for the) of those longest speeches…

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, September 26th, 2016

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This week’s Shakespeare news review includes Margaret Atwood, a new digital tool, scurvy politicians, poker advice, and a whole lotta Imogen. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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charmin’ Charmian

For a couple of days before yesterday’s latest Friday Film Focus, I wrote a little about the (what I find as fascinating) character of Octavia in Antony and Cleopatra. Only four appearances, seemingly innocuous, but wonderfully ambiguous, and not a little mysterious. Of course, I’m going to get around to the grand (not-so) old lady soon.

But first, what about Charmian?

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Antony and Cleopatra Video Capsule Review: 2014, Shakespeare’s Globe

It’s Friday, so welcome to the fifth film in our six-week Friday Film Focus on Antony and Cleopatra. Each week, I’m presenting a capsule review of an A&C video, with full reviews coming in a future podcast.

In 2014, Shakespeare’s Globe in London presented a production of the play, directed by Jonathan Munby, with Clive Wood as Antony and Eve Best as Cleopatra.

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Bill Walthall (UCLA '85 English), a former high school English, Shakespeare, and Drama teacher, will read and blog about each of Shakespeare's plays, from The Comedy of Errors through The Tempest.

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