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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,032 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Anthony Quayle and full cast Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts.

William Shakespeare lived between 1552-1616, but his work endures and is enjoyed the world over.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/20/2014

    " This play has one of the greatest insults I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lam | 2/17/2014

    " I hadn't read this play in years, and I had forgotten how much it's about power and politics and manipulation, and not so much about passion. Apart from the fact that I don't really like or admire any of the major characters, it's Shakespeare, so what can I say? Well done, Will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Weidinger | 2/6/2014

    " stirred by Cleopatra, thrice dead, farewell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 2/3/2014

    " I this was a good book. The story was good. I want to add more to this review but how far can you review Shakespeare?? Shakespeare is fantastic and like the other plays this one was good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernard Norcott-mahany | 2/1/2014

    " This is considered one of Shakespeare's great plays. As always, in reading, listening to, or watching Shakespeare, it is the glorious use of language that makes it all worthwhile. That said, I did not find either Antony nor Cleopatra particularly compelling. Antony's sideman, Enobarbus, is quite interesting, as is the play between Antony and Octavian in their scenes together. This is a play which really requires background knowledge, that Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" doesn't require. There are a lot of events going on, and, as this is a story of the public interfering with the personal, and vice versa, you probably need all those historical events to be mentioned. Still, it makes it tough to follow, even tougher if you don't have a background in Roman history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 1/30/2014

    " This book is about the struggle between reason and emotion, the clash of east and west, and the definition of honor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail Rasmussen | 1/29/2014

    " I read this one when I was 15 years old. You can get abridged versions of Shakespeare but I prefer the original. Sometimes it is helpful to get an edition that includes the original book on one side of the page and the story written in "easy to understand English" on the opposite page. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel Swords | 1/29/2014

    " Probably one of the few plays in which you find yourself hoping the hero and heroine will be defeated! Antony and Cleopatra act like a pair of whiny self-centered teenagers, so it's a welcome relief when they get what's coming to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/19/2014

    " I did not expect to love this play as much as I did. I'd even hazard to say that it's one of my favorites of Shakespeare. There's so much wit, so my depth, so much love... it's fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia | 1/16/2014

    " Has some really great moments . . . but also some dryness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian Josele | 1/14/2014

    " One of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, Antony and Cleopatra talks about the story of love, duty, power, deceit, sacrifice.... that will either make you hate Antony for his blinded love for Cleopatra or admire him for his sacrificial love for Egypt's Queen over the Roman Empire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 aaallleee | 12/30/2013

    " "But since my lord is Antony again , I will be Cleopatra ." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ade | 12/24/2013

    " Seperti itukah wanita di masa lalu? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zeynep Suner | 12/18/2013

    " My first Shakespeare play. It was a difficult try for the age of ten :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilee | 12/10/2013

    " An interesting story that is beautifully written. Read it in one afternoon, very enjoyable. I didn't feel like I could relate to many of the characters, but they were fun to read about. I am finding that I feel that way when reading many of Shakespeare's tragedies. Like watching a train wreck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trelesa | 12/8/2013

    " I was disappointed at how much time Cleopatra spent begging forgiveness, and whining, after yet again leading Antony astray. And Antony, seriously, wake up and quit being lead astray! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Ng | 11/26/2013

    " pity the book ended too soon "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy Sterrantino | 10/17/2013

    " Cleopatra's power over Anthony, one of the great rulers of Rome, is fascinating. Reading with an emphasis on food reveals that Anthony's consumption (of food,wine, and Cleopatra) is his downfall, where Caesar's abstinence gives him his strength. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick Rapp | 7/10/2013

    " While I love the story, the 3,900 characters (many of whom have similar names) make this too bogged down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maritza | 1/14/2013

    " This has to be my favorite Shakespeare play I have read to this day. The way Shakespeare uses his characters and explores the gender differences is really modern. Cleopatra is my favorite character ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 12/6/2012

    " Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's ten greatest characters. Maybe, even one of the top five, with Hamlet, Iago, Edmund and Portia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olivia | 12/3/2012

    " It was okay I guess. Not my favourite Shakespeare. Too many characters. Definitely a play that would be better to see on the stage rather than read. But Antony really falls for Cleopatra - poor guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shersta | 11/2/2012

    " I've heard this play referred to as a "middle-aged" Romeo and Juliet, but I would amend that saying in that Cleopatra is no innocent little girl, which makes this one spicy little jaunt into the desperation of forbidden love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cy | 5/23/2012

    " Easily one of my top three plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 3/21/2012

    " Excellent. Another of my Shakespeare faves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabe Redel | 3/11/2012

    " A lot of people really like this one, but I wasn't as big of a fan. There was an awful lot of traveling in it, and the conflict between the characters didn't ring home with me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Dee | 2/18/2012

    " One of Shakespeare's most brilliant works. It has pretty much every emotion a human being is capable of feeling at some point of the story. It contains probably the most challenging and interesting female lead ever written. Fantastic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qhlueme | 1/1/2012

    " I don't remember which edition I read first. I've read more than one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 8/29/2011

    " Not one of Shakey's best - partly because Cleo is so unattractive a personality "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/8/2011

    " The one wear both protagonists, in the modern and Shakespearean sense, die. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim G | 5/3/2011

    " The first Shakespeare I really, truly did not enjoy. The histrionics, ugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 4/25/2011

    " Listened to this as an audiobook first, then read the text. Going to see the play in a few weeks and had never read this one. Not difficult. Great love story with attraction, power (political and sexual)and wit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyanea | 4/10/2011

    " Easily one of my top three plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mpho3 | 4/5/2011

    " One of my favorite of Shakespeare's, along with Othello and Hamlet. This one condenses about 12 years of history into a few months, though apparently Cleopatra was not the same airheaded, love-struck woman as she is portrayed here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rasha Ashraf Ashraf | 4/4/2011

    " Cleopatra was really such a manipulato oman,, but hhhh e all are :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 3/12/2011

    " Am asked what I think of this play. Slightly feverish, eating oatmeal, I mutter: "I thought they were all stupid."

    Obviously, will have to read some secondary sources to appreciate this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 3/12/2011

    " *Read for school*

    Fun read, rather long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/1/2011

    " Two stars for enjoyment of reading, but four stars for fascination about the IRL Anthony And Cleo, so, three stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/28/2011

    " My absolute favorite Shakespearean play! Go to my blog for more information. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fritz | 2/24/2011

    " I didn't love the story, but the audio production was great. I love this series of Shakespeare plays, and am glad I listened to this one.

    Overall, though, the story didn't capture my imagination as others do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/8/2011

    " Paperback. Penguin.Complete series. Individual plays
    Hardbound. The Tragedies of William Shakespeare

    Cleopatra
    her six friends
    and some ladies
    Octavia "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 2/7/2011

    " Just re-read this after reading "Cleopatra" by Stacey Shiff. I was please that WS didn't sexualize Cleo as much as I thought he might have after reading Shiff's book. Last time I read this was in college. "

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Author William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.