Antony & Cleopatra
Britain in Print
Opening lines of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra from the First Folio Edition of the complete works. Glasgow University Library

Four passages from Antony & Cleopatra have been chosen to enable you to develop your understanding of the dramatic tensions in these scenes and in the play as a whole. A number of questions are asked on each scene and the brief interactive exercise which accompanies each question requires you to examine the language, characterisation or thematic development of each passage to enable you to access the commentary and analysis provided.

All references to the text relate to the Arden Series 3 edition (ed. John Wilders, Thomas Nelson & Son, London, 1995).

The passages used are: -

  Image from the 1623 Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays.
Courtesy of Glasgow University Library.
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