Antony and Cleopatra: RSC, Blu-ray (2018)
Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in May 2017
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.The DVD/Blu-ray includes a director’s commentary with Iqbal Khan and Assistant Director Zoé Ford and interviews with Josette Simon (Cleopatra), Antony Byrne (Antony), Ben Allen (Octavius Caesar) and composer Laura Mvula.
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‘This Antony & Cleopatra is the best I’ve ever seen’
‘Josette Simon is a Cleopatra to die for…an extraordinarily physical performance’
‘Richly textured, with big saucy acting’
Running time: 184 minutes + 11 minutes (extras)
Region: 0 (Region Free)
Number of Discs: 1
Extra Features:Director’s commentary with Iqbal Khan and Assistant Director Zoé Ford and interviews with Josette Simon (Cleopatra), Antony Byrne (Antony), Ben Allen (Octavius Caesar) and composer Laura Mvula.
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