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Anthony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
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. This performance was recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2017, with music by Laura Mvula. DVD Extras: Interviews with actors Josette Simon, Antony Byrne and Ben Allen; featurette - Laura Mvula: Making music for the stage; Director’s Commentary.
Series
RSC Live from Stratford Upon Avon
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of release
2017
Duration
184 mins

Credits

Director
Iqbal Khan; Robin Lough
Producer
John Wyver
Music
Laura Mvula
Production Design
Robert Innes Hopkins
Sound Design
Carolyn Downing
Cast
Antony ByrneMark Antony
Josette SimonCleopatra
Ben AllenOctavius Caesar
David BurnettSextus Pompey
Andrew WoodallEnobarbus
Amber JamesCharmian
Anthony OfoegebuDiomedes
Dharmesh PatelVentidius
James CorriganAgrippa
Jon TarcyDemetrius
Joseph AdelakunMardian
Joseph AdelakunScarus
Kristin AthertonIras
Lucy PhelpsOctavia
Luke MacGregorProculeius
Luke MacGregorMenecrates
Marcello WaltonMaecenas
Patrick DruryLepidus
Patrick DrurySchoolmaster (Ambassador)
Paul DoddsMenas
Sean HartEros
Waleed ElgadiAlexas

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Ancient Rome
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra
Subjects
Drama; Music; Shakespeare
Keywords
opera

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Distributor

Name

Opus Arte

Email
Customer.services@opusarteshop.com
Web
http://www.opusarte.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 8560
Fax
020 7836 0506
Address
Customer Services
Simran Mediatech Ltd
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
Hammersmith
London
W6 7BA
Notes
Opus Arte is the Royal Opera House’s multi-platform arts production and distribution company. Established in 1999 the company grew rapidly to become one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality classical music content. As well as releasing around twenty titles on DVD, Blu-ray and CD per year, the company has produced and directed programmes that have been broadcast in over 60 countries and released in cinemas. The website allows lovers of opera, ballet, classical music and theatre to purchase traditional CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, and also to download digital music and video straight to a computer or portable device.
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Retail outlets

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