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.
Continue reading Antony and Cleopatra Video Capsule Review: 1972, Charlton Heston
Like I said a couple of weeks back, I get the occasional email. And occasionally from those, there’s something cool that comes across the internet transom that I just gotta share…
Tuesday was one of those days…
Continue reading Containing Shakespeare
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…
Continue reading Cleopatra: No more but e’en a woman…
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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.
Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, September 26th, 2016
Sorry for the later-than-usual post-time for this, but…
Continue reading An Experiment
For the last few days, I’ve been looking at the ladies of Antony and Cleopatra. First, it was Octavia (and then her more historical side); then it was Charmian. And now, well, it’s time for the big one.
But first just an interesting observation…
Continue reading Antony and Cleopatra: Freeing Cleopatra
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?
Continue reading charmin’ Charmian
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.
Continue reading Antony and Cleopatra Video Capsule Review: 2014, Shakespeare’s Globe
Yesterday, I looked at Octavia’s four appearances in Antony and Cleopatra, and that truly bizarre exchange with her brother Octavian Caesar in Act Three, Scene Two.
Today, just one more thing about her (not from Shakespeare, but from history)…
Continue reading Antony and Cleopatra: one last thing about Octavia
OK, Octavia appears in only four scenes in Antony and Cleopatra (Act Two, Scene Three; and Act Three, Scenes Two, Four and Six); she has but fourteen speeches. And she seems pretty innocuous.
But–and you had to know this was coming–something intrigues me…
Continue reading Antony and Cleopatra: and Octavia(n)