Antony and Cleopatra: Oxford School Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra: Oxford School Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare


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This edition of Antony and Cleopatra is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.

About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198393344
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2013
Series: Oxford School Shakespeare Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 658,076
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

William Shakespeare

Date of Death:


Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

Star Quality v

Events in history vii

Chronology ix

The world of the play x

Leading Characters in the Play xi

Synopsis of the action xiii

Antony and Cleopatra: commentary xv

The excitement of Plutarch xl

Shakespeare's Verse xliii

Source, Date, and Text xlv

Characters in the Play xlvi

Antony and Cleopatra 1

Plutarch 143

Enobarbus: a twentieth-century view 147

What the Critics have said 149

Classwork and Examinations 152

Discussion 152

Character Study 153

Activities 156

Context Questions 158

Comprehension Questions 159

Essays 161

Projects 162

Background 163

Government 163

Religion 163

Education 164

Language 164

Drama 165

Theatre 165

Further Reading 167

William Shakespeare 1564-1616 169

List of Shakespeare's Plays 171

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