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Antony and Cleopatra (1984)

After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

Director:

Lawrence Carra

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Avery ... Mardian
Sharon Barr ... Octavia
Michael Billington ... Ventidius
Earl Boen ... Lepidus
Paul Bowman Paul Bowman ... Soldier
Randall Brady Randall Brady ... Extra
John Carradine ... Soothsayer
Timothy Dalton ... Marc Antony
John Devlin John Devlin ... Dolabella
Ralph Drischell Ralph Drischell ... Seleucus
Tom Everett ... Soldier
Anthony Geary ... Octavius Caesar
Jack Gwillim ... Rustic
Michael Keys Hall Michael Keys Hall ... Soldier
Anthony Holland ... Alexas
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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How true to Shakespeare is it?
20 March 2002 | by KukDairySee all my reviews

About 29 minutes into the second tape, the video play deviated from the written play somewhat. For the video compared to 4:14:119, 4:14:121, and 4:14:133, Antony calls not Diomed but another name--probably Sileucus. Also the actor of Sileucus was used, so it seems that this "error" was more than just mis-speaking by Timothy Dolton. I found this alteration peculiar as well as distracting. The change in the video play shook my confidence in an otherwise impressive performance


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