Antony and Cleopatra

United Kingdom, 1980

Film
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Episode of Series “BBC Television Shakespeare Series”.
Mark Antony and Cleopatra have been enjoying a life of sensual pleasure. Hearing of his wife’s death and of an attack on Italy, Mark Antony returns to Rome where he resolves the differences existing between himself and the other triumvires, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus, by marrying Octavius’ sister, Octavia. However, when Mark Antony succumbs to Cleopatra’s enticements once again, and returns to Egypt, Octavius seizes upon this insult to his sister as a pretext for attacking his erstwhile ally.

Credits

producer

BBC

Duration

02:57:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1980

Appears in

Group of items

BBC Television Shakespeare Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300380

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30 B.C.

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Film and video adaptations

People → Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30 B.C.

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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