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Antony and Cleopatra (1974)

After the murder of her lover Julius 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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Jon Scoffield

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William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Johnson ... Marc Antony
Janet Suzman ... Cleopatra
Rosemary McHale Rosemary McHale ... Charmian
Mavis Taylor Blake Mavis Taylor Blake ... Iras
Darien Angadi Darien Angadi ... Alexas
Sidney Livingstone Sidney Livingstone ... Mardian
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ... A Fig Seller
Loftus Burton Loftus Burton ... Diomedes
Lennard Pearce ... Cleopatra's Schoolteacher
Joseph Charles Joseph Charles ... Cleopatra's Messenger
Tony Osoba ... Cleopatra's Servant
Douglas Anderson Douglas Anderson ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Michael Egan Michael Egan ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Paul Gaymon Paul Gaymon ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Wendy Bailey Wendy Bailey ... Servant
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After the murder of her lover Julius 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:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antonios kai Kleopatra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the last made-for-television Shakespeare adaptations (to date) to have its American premiere on commercial network television. Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968), made for movie theaters, was telecast by ABC in 1980, but the only other made-for-television Shakespeare adaptation to have its American premiere on commercial television since 1975 has been the syndicated telecast of Sir Laurence Olivier's King Lear (1983), which was shown on American television in 1984, after premiering in England in 1983. See more »

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Marc Antony: I am dying, Egypt, dying.
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The closing credits, rather than being listed in order of prominence, by appearance, or alphabetically, are divided into three sections: "With Cleopatra played by Janet Suzman were:", "With Antony played by Richard Johnson were:", and "With Octavius Caesar played by Corin Redgrave were:" See more »

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Actors could not deliver Shakespeare lines
6 August 2018 | by john-lauritsenSee all my reviews

First the good: this production is traditional: set in Ancient Rome, with appropriate costumes. Otherwise, it stank. Almost none of the actors could deliver a Shakespeare line. In Anthony and Cleopatra, some lines are rhymes, some are in blank pentameter, and some are in prose. Here it hardly mattered, since the director and actors had no respect for words. The two leads were the worst offenders. Cleopatra (Janet Suzman) was light-weight, shrill, cheap -- far from regal. She would howl out a word or two from a line, letting all the other words fall by the wayside. Always she was mugging for the camera, with limited facial expressions to mug with. She seemed spiteful, silly, and quite frankly unattractive. Anthony was almost as bad, in different ways. He tried to invest almost every line with gut-wrenching emotion -- bawling out line after line, that should simply have been spoken. With lines blurted out, it was hard to understand what was happening, except that the actors were terribly emotional about something or other. Whenever someone told a joke, and there is a lot of humor in A&P, the actors would laugh and laugh. Not funny. It's we, the audience, who ought to do the laughing. None of the poetry came through. The famous description of Cleopatra by Enobarbus ("Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety....") got lost in the noise. There are no subtitles -- which might have helped. Than again, it might have been distracting to see the lines the actors were supposed to be speaking, in contract to what they were actually yelling out or whispering.


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