Detailed analysis of Cleopatra in, Anthony and Cleopatra, OCR

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Cleopatra
Anthony and Cleopatra by William
Shakespeare
Izzy Perrin
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Cleopatra
Character Summary
Cleopatra has been seen as Shakespeare's greatest female character. Her
cunning and sensuality enticed not only Mark Anthony, but the audience also.
Her previous performance in Julius Caesar was minimal, so this is our first real
view of…

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who destroyed great men, to an amazing, mysterious woman who fell entirely in love. What
of her relationship with her ladies? It's incredibly close sure, but what does this actually bring
to the play? Does it show that power is isolating…

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36. "The armourer of my heart" ­ Anthony to Cleopatra
37. "Triple turned whore" ­ Anthony
38. "The witch shall die" - Anthony
39. "She has robbed me of my sword" ­ Anthony
40. "Since Cleopatra died I have lived in…

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successful performance was that directed by Trevor Nunn for the Royal Shakespeare
Company and adapted for television in 1975 by John Scoffield with Janet Suzman (yes, the
director of a new one) as Cleopatra, in which the naturalistic dialogue is well…

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shown throughout the play to be a jealous, embittered nymphomaniac who can't
comprehend another's real feelings (in my opinion ­ I'm a little bit of a Cleo hater if you can't
tell). Yet others claim her to be this great goddess…

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Alliteration: The reiterated initial consonants of the proximate words in a poem.
Allusion: A reference to an idea, place, person or text outside the text.
Ambiguity: A word or expression which has more than one meaning. (This is really
important throughout…

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coming from; e.g. at the beginning it's the Roman soldiers Philo and Demetrius who
show us their opinion of Anthony and Cleopatra)
Pun: A word which has the same sound, but with different meanings.
Sibilance: The repetition of the "s" sound.…

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