Antony and Cleopatra

Time Spent:

213 Hours

Characters:

ROSALIND, PHILO, CLEOPATRA, MARK ANTONY, Attendant, DEMETRIUS, CHARMIAN, ALEXAS, Soothsayer, DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS, IRAS, Messenger, First Attendant, Second Attendant, Second Messenger, OCTAVIUS CAESAR, LEPIDUS, MARDIAN, POMPEY, MENECRATES, MENAS, VARRIUS, MECAENAS, AGRIPPA, OCTAVIA, Attendants, First Servant, Second Servant, VENTIDIUS, SILIUS, EROS, CANIDIUS, Soldier, TAURUS, SCARUS, All, DOLABELLA, EUPHRONIUS, THYREUS, First Soldier, Second Soldier, Third Soldier, Fourth Soldier, Captain, First Guard, Second Guard, Third Guard, DERCETAS, DIOMEDES, Egyptian, PROCULEIUS, GALLUS, SELEUCUS, Clown

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. Alexandria. A room in CLEOPATRA's palace. Enter DEMETRIUS and PHILO Nay, but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the bellows and the fan To cool a gipsy's lust. Flourish. Enter ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, her Ladies, the Train, with Eunuchs fanning her Look, where they come: Take but good note, and you shall see in him. The triple pillar of the world transform'd Into a strumpet's fool: behold and see. If it be love indeed, tell me how much. There's beggary in the love that can be reckon'd. I'll set a bourn how far to be beloved. Then must thou needs find out new heaven, new earth. Enter an Attendant News, my good lord, from Rome. Grates me: the sum. Nay, hear them, Antony:

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan