Antony and Cleopatra

William SHAKESPEARE (1564 - 1616)

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus Antonius and 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 triumviri 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. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast

Narrator; “A voice within”: John Fricker
Agrippa, friend to Caesar: Michael Irskens
Alexas, attendant on Cleopatra: Tina Nuzzi
Antony (Marcus Antonius); Egyptian; Menecrates, friend to Pompey; Proculeius, friend to Caesar; Taurus, lieutenant-general to Caesar: Algy Pug
Attendant/First Attendant; First Soldier/Soldier/All: Marty Kris
Canidius, lieutenant-general to Antony; Soothsayer: Timothy Ferguson
Captain: jeandelfrio
Charmian, attendant on Cleopatra: Arielle Lipshaw
Cleopatra, queen of Egypt; Second Attendant; Silius, an officer in Ventidius’s army; Third Guard: Amy Gramour
Clown: Miriam Esther Goldman
Demetrius, friend to Antony; Gallus, friend to Caesar; Varrius, friend to Pompey: Christopher Sanner
Dercetas, friend to Antony: DerekP
Diomedes, attendant on Cleopatra; Dolabella, friend to Caesar: Dianne Lanning
Domitius Enobarbus, friend to Antony; Euphronius, an ambassador from Antony to Caesar; Philo, friend to Antony: bish
Eros, friend to Antony: Matthew Reece
First Guard/Guard/All: Ted Garvin
First Servant; Octavius, (Octavius Caesar): Elizabeth Klett
Fourth Soldier; Second Guard: JimOCR
Iras, attendant on Cleopatra: Sweetlilbirdy
Lepidus, (Marcus Antonius Lepidus): Bill Mosley
Mardian, a eunuch, attendant on Cleopatra: Martin Geeson
Mecaenas, friend to Caesar: David Lawrence
Menas, friend to Caesar: Lars Rolander
Messenger: Baggz
Octavia, sister to Caesar and wife to Antony: Availle
Pompey (Sextus Pompeius): Ric F
Scarus, friend to Antony: Chris Donnelly
Second Messenger; Second Servant: Linette Geisel
Second Soldier: Tom Crawford
Seleucus, attendant on Cleopatra: Legentis
Third Soldier: kingactorjon
Thyreus, friend to Caesar: Nullifidian
Ventidius, friend to Antony: Kancamagus
Song – Act 2 Scene 7: Ezwa

Audio edited by: Linette Geisel

Genre(s): Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dramatis Personae Group 00:04:19
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:29:30
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:42:14
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:44:16
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:37:49
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:25:40