Shakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra
Recorded live at the Shakespeare’s Globe, May 2014.
Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s great historical love story, a tragedy infused with comic elements that explores the conflicting claims of sex and power, expressed in poetry of breath-taking beauty. Conveying the polarities of Rome and Egypt, Jonathan Munby’s ‘exquisitely understated’ (Independent) Globe production effortlessly captures the play’s cinematic rhythm, with Clive Wood cast as a ruffian, ‘indomitable’ Antony (Financial Times) and Eve Best ‘restlessly sensual’ (Guardian) in her lauded portrayal of the mercurial Cleopatra.
A blistering roar of a production.
-- London Theatre
-- The Times (UK)
-- The Independent
Release Date: January 07, 2022
Catalog Number: OA 1176D
Label: Opus Arte
Number of Discs: 1
Antony and Cleopatra
Composer: William Shakespeare
Ensemble: Shakespeare's Globe
Performer: Clive Wood (Antony), Eve Best (Cleopatra), Jolyon Coy (Octavius Caesar), Phil Daniels (Enobarbus), Daniel Rabin (Agrippa), Sirine Saba (Charmian) & Ignatious Anthony (Maecenas)