Detailed analysis of Cleopatra in, Anthony and Cleopatra, OCR

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Cleopatra
Anthony and Cleopatra by William
Shakespeare
Izzy Perrin
As always I am available for questions at:
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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 her. She is the Queen of Egypt, ex-lover of Pompey (not the Pompey
in the play) and Julius Caesar, and current lover of Mark Anthony.…read more

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who destroyed great men, to an amazing, mysterious woman who fell entirely in love.…read more

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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 such dishonour that the gods detest my
baseness" - Anthony
41. [Anthony is dying horribly] "No let me speak!" ­ Cleopatra
42. "There is nothing remarkable beneath the visiting moon" ­ Cleopatra
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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 sustained by all
the characters, including Richard Johnson as Antony and Patrick Stewart as Enobarbus.…read more

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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 which is apparently shown in Act V with
her great speeches about her beloved.…read more

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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 the play)
Animalistic: Making someone seem animal like or bestial. E.g. Harry growled at his
sister, pawing the ground in frustration.
Antithesis: A contrast or polarity in meaning. (e.g.…read more

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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. E.g. Snuffles the snake hisses at steaks.
Soliloquy (or the `aside'): The act of talking to
oneself; in drama, a soliloquy is used by the
playwright to reveal the character's thoughts.…read more

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