Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
5 Acts
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Antony & Cleopatra concerns the scandalous affair between the Roman general Antony and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra. Antony, a well-respected warrior and one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, spends his time in Egypt cavorting with Cleopatra and living a life of decadence. Their blind passion leads to their ultimate downfall and deaths. In Antony’s absence, Octavius Caesar, one of Antony’s fellow triumvirs condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Soon Caesar imprisons the third triumvir, Lepidus, and wages war against Antony and his men. Eventually Caesar is victorious against Antony and begins his reign as Rome's first Emperor.


Characters

Male

Lead

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Female

Lead

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Male

Lead

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