Antony and Cleopatra RSC DVD
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
The DVD includes a director’s commentary with Iqbal Khan and Assistant Director Zoé Ford and interviews with Josette Simon (Cleopatra), Antony Byrne (Antony), Ben Allen (Octavius Caesar) and composer Laura Mvula.
Running time: 184 minutes + 11 minutes (extras)
Region: 0 (Region Free)