ABSTRACT

Complementing other volumes in the Shakespeare Criticism Series, this collection of twenty original essays will expand the critical contexts in which Antony and Cleopatra can be enjoyed as both literature and theater. The essays will cover a wide spectrum of topics and utilize a diversity of scholarly methodologies, including textual and performance-oriented approaches, intertextual studies, as well as feminist, psychoanalytical, Marxist, and postcolonial inquiries. The volume will also feature an extensive introduction by the editor surveying the under-examined performance history and critical trends/legacy of this complex play. Contributors include prominent Shakespeare scholars David Bevington, Dympna Callaghan, Leeds Barroll, David Fuller, Dorothea Kehler, and Linda Woodbridge.

chapter 1|94 pages

Shakespeare’s Anamorphic Drama: A Survey of Antony and Cleopatra in Criticism, on Stage, and on Screen

Antony and Cleopatra in Criticism,
ByA Survey of on Stage, and on Screen SARA MUNSON DEATS

chapter 2|16 pages

“Above the element they lived in”: The Visual Language in

The Visual Language of Acts 4 and 5 DAVID BEVINGTON
ByAntony and Cleopatra,

chapter 3|26 pages

Passion and Politics: Antony and Cleopatra in Performance

Antony and Cleopatra in Performance DAVID FULLER
ByDAVID FULLER

chapter 4|16 pages

Cleopatra’s Sati: Old Ideologies and Modern Stagings

Old Ideologies and Modern Stagings DOROTHEA KEHLER
ByDOROTHEA KEHLER

chapter 5|22 pages

“High events as these”: Sources, Influences, and the Artistry of

Sources, Influences, and the Artistry ROBERT A. LOGAN
ByAntony and Cleopatra

chapter 7|20 pages

“He beats thee ’gainst the odds”: Gambling, Risk Management,

Gambling, Risk Management, and Antony and Cleopatra LINDA WOODBRIDGE
Byand Antony and Cleopatra LINDA WOODBRIDGE

chapter 8|18 pages

“Cloyless Sauce”: The Pleasurable Politics of Food in Antony and Cleopatra

The Pleasurable Politics of Food in Antony and Cleopatra PETER A. PAROLIN
ByPETER A. PAROLIN

chapter 9|12 pages

Cleopatra and the Myth of Scota

ByLISA HOPKINS

chapter 10|16 pages

“Immortal Longings”:

The Erotics of Death in Antony and Cleopatra LISA S. STARKS

chapter 11|16 pages

Sleep, Epic, and Romance in Antony and Cleopatra

ByGARRETT A. SULLIVAN JR.

chapter 12|16 pages

The Allusive Tissue of Antony and Cleopatra

LEEDS BARROLL

chapter 13|18 pages

O’erpicturing Apelles:

Shakespeare’s Paragone with Painting in Antony and Cleopatra MARGUERITE A. TASSI

chapter 14|16 pages

Interview with Giles Block,

Director of the 1999 Production at Shakespeare’s Globe in London GEORGIA E. BROWN
ByAntony and Cleopatra