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Antony and Cleopatra: Language and Writing

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ISBN-10: 1408185717

ISBN-13: 9781408185711

Edition: N/A

Authors: Virginia Mason Vaughan

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Reading Antony and Cleopatra is particularly challenging because of Shakespeare's masterful embodiment of Rome and Egypt's contrasting worlds in language, structure, and characterization.Instead of seeing the interaction of Roman and Egyptian perspectives in Antony and Cleopatra as a type of double image of reality that changes as one moves from one location to another, students often find themselves compelled to pick sides. The more romantic opt for Cleopatra as the most sympathetic character, while the pragmatists dismiss her lifestyle as self-indulgent. The central challenge in reading this play, in other words, is to resist the compulsion to take sides and, instead, to adopt a…    
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List price: $17.26
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 11/19/2015
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 184
Language: English

Virginia Mason Vaughan is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Clark University.