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It is one of the most famous historical tragedies of all time, featuring a character who is often credited as one of the most complex female roles across the Shakespearean canon. Therefore it is only right that the Royal Shakespeare Company brings Antony and Cleopatra back to the stage, with Michael Boyd taking the helm of a production at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Believed to have been penned sometime between 1603 and 1607, Antony and Cleopatra has featured many people in the iconic roles of the Roman General and Egyptian Pharaoh, with the latest taking the form of Darrell D’Silva and Kathryn Hunter.
It won’t be the first time the pair have worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, with D’Sylva returning following his work in the likes of “Julius Caesar”. The renowned actor also appears in the current production of “King Lear” and “The Drunks”, whilst his other credits include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Hecuba”, “Spanish Tragedy” and, for the National Theatre, “Further than the Furthest Thing”. His screen credits include the likes of “Dirty Pretty Things”, “Bonekickers” and “Messiah 3”.
Meanwhile, Kathryn Hunter is the Artistic Associate for the Royal Shakespeare Company and has appeared with them in the likes of “Othello”, “The Grain Store”, “King Lear” and “Romeo and Juliet”. She won a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in “The Visit” at the National Theatre in 1990, whilst her other credits include “Whistling Psyche” at the Almeida Theatre and “Fragments” at the Young Vic. Film fans might also recognise her from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” in which she portrayed Arabella Figg.
Antony and Cleopatra details the relationship between the Roman General Mark Antony and the last Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra. The play deals with this issue between the Parthian War and Cleopatra’s eventual suicide in 30BC, as the future emperor of Rome Octavius Caesar makes sure the tensions rise. This gripping plot has allowed the story to become one of the greatest tragedies of all time.
Antony and Cleopatra makes its appearance at the Courtyard Theatre from Tuesday 20th April 2010 (with previews running from Saturday 10th April 2010) until Saturday 28th August 2010.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 10th April 2010|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 28th August 2010|
|Matinees:||Selected dates 1pm|
|Evenings:||Selected dates 7.15pm|
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