Antony And Cleopatra
William Shakespeare

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Narrated By: Colin Tierney, David Harewood, Frances Barber, , Roger Allam

Duration: 2 hours and 53 minutes

What to expect

In this BBC full-cast production of Antony and Cleopatra, the soldier and noble prince Mark Antony's enthralment with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra is proving controversial. Will the tumultuous relationship ultimately end in tragedy?

Antony and Cleopatra is an intense love story, exploring the constant conflict between duty and emotion with characters so charismatic they continue to fascinate after 2,000 years. Shakespeare achieved some of his most beautiful poetry in this play, and the richness of the language makes it perfect for audio.

Frances Barber stars as Cleopatra and David Harewood as Antony in this towering tale of great love, political intrigue and tragedy.

BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly-formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the modern day.


Classic fiction, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Fiction: general & literary, Radio plays, scripts & performances

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