The start of Antony and Cleopatra-for your reading journal

This paper focuses on the start of Antony and Cleopatra. For your reading journal, write 1-2 pages (single-spaced) about the beginning of the play. For instance, you can think about: How does it set up the rest of the story?

The start of Antony and Cleopatra-for your reading journal

       Reading link:
https://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/?chapter=5&play=Ant&loc=p7
For your reading journal, write 1-2 pages (single-spaced) about the beginning of the play. For instance, you can think about:

Firstly, How does it set up the rest of the story?

Secondly, What do you expect will happen next?

Thirdly, How does the first scene present the main characters?

Fourthly, What is the court of Egypt like?

(Remember: Shakespeare isn’t trying to make a historical documentary. He is trying to establish a mood and create an elaborate fictional world as a setting.)

Additionally, you can compare the start of Antony and Cleopatra to the start of Julius Caesar if you like.

Moe details;

What is the story of Antony and Cleopatra?

Antony is captivated by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Gossip and scandal leads to plots of murder and battles. Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus, having defeated Julius Caesar’s assassins at Philippi, now rule the Roman Empire as a triumvirate.

How did Cleopatra meet Mark Antony?

Cleopatra Meets Antony

In 41 BC Cleopatra was summon ed to Tarsus (in modern southern Turkey) by Mark Antony. She is said to have enter ed the city by sailing up the Cydnus River in a decorate d barge with purple sails. While dress ed in the robes of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

Who was Cleopatra in love with?
Mark Antony
She was not Egyptian but belong to a Greek dynasty, that started with Ptolemy I. Cleopatra became a well-known because of her love affairs with two Roman rulers, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
Is Antony and Cleopatra A tragedy?

Antony and Cleopatra seems to have a special place in Shakespeare’s works because it is at a crossroad between two types of play. It clearly belongs to what are generally called the ‘Roman’ plays, along with Coriolanus and Julius Caesar. But it is also considered a tragedy.

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