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Antony
Cleopatra
Canidius
Scarus
Enobarbus
Mardian
Alexas
Charmian
Iras
Octavius Caesar
Ledipus
Agrippa
Thidius
Dolabella
Ponpey
Menas
Octavia
A Soothsayer
Egyptian Messener
Eros
Officers, Soldiers, Attendants:






















Credits

Playwright
Staged by
Production designed by
Lighting by
Music and Songs by
Name

Robert Ryan
Katharine Hepburn
Douglas Watson
John Harkins
Donald Davis
Patrick Hines
Earle Hyman
Rae Allen
Anne Fielding
John Ragin
Morris Carnovsky
Will Geer
John Myhers
Stephen Strimpell
Clifton James
Claude Woolman
Sada Thompson
Richard Waring
Ted Van Grithuysen
Clayton Corzarette
John Abbey,
Stephen Carnovsky,
David Groh,
Donald Hatch,
Charles Herrick,
Lloyd Hezekia,
Joseph Kleinowski,
Alfred Lavorato,
Christopher Lloyd,
Peter Packer,
Christian Parker,
George Parrish,
Don Pomes,
Howard Poyrow,
Robert Reilly,
Loy Robb,
George Sampson,
Frank Spencer,
Richard Thayer,
Herman Tucker


Name


William Shakespeare
Jack Landau
Rouben Ter-Arutunian
Tharon Musser
Herman Chessid


Tour dates

The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre - Stratford - Connecticut
Premiere: July 22, 1960
Performances: 25


Plot Summary

The plot follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony's fellow triumvirs and the future first emperor of Rome. The tragedy is a Roman play characterized by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers, alternating between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and the more pragmatic, austere Rome.


Critics' reviews

Richard Watts Jr. New York Post
"Miss Hepburn offers a highly versatile performance as Cleopatra, changing from kittenish comedy to tigerish passion, occasionally seeming to be playing Beatrice, once or twice going for her famous mannerisms and always being fascinating to watch."


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