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Antony and Cleopatra (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | Romance  -  4 January 1975 (USA)
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Sidney Livingstone ...
Mardian
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
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Lennard Pearce ...
Cleopatra's Schoolteacher
Joseph Charles ...
Cleopatra's Messenger
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Cleopatra's Servant
Douglas Anderson ...
Cleopatra's Eunuch
Michael Egan ...
Cleopatra's Eunuch
Paul Gaymon ...
Cleopatra's Eunuch
Wendy Bailey ...
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Antonios kai Kleopatra  »

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One of the last made-for-TV Shakespeare adaptations (to date) to have its American premiere on commercial network television. Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet (1968), made for movie theaters, would be telecast by ABC in 1980, but the only other made-for-TV Shakespeare adaptation to have its American premiere on commercial television since 1975 has been the syndicated telecast of the Laurence Olivier King Lear (1983), which was shown on American television in 1984, after premiering in England in 1983. See more »

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Marc Antony: I am dying, Egypt, dying.
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The closing credits, rather than being listed in order of prominence, by appearance, or alphabetically, are divided into three sections: "With Cleopatra played by Janet Suzman were:", "With Antony played by Richard Johnson were:", and "With Octavius Caesar played by Corin Redgrave were:" See more »

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Defined Shakespeare
31 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

I was in high school when I saw this version of "Antony and Cleopatra" on the short-lived, occasional "ABC Theatre" on the US ABC television network. I had read Shakespeare in English Literature class, of course, and had even attended some local productions of Shakespeare plays, but seeing this production totally changed my view of the Bard, even theatre in general. This was the first time I ever watched a play and felt as if I was watching something real, viewing snippets of life in progress. The actors weren't mouthing lines and feigning emotions - they were real and they believed, and that made me believe as well.

Perhaps the intervening years have affected my memory, dimming the details, but I cannot forget the awe I felt watching Patrick Stewart's Enobarbus. When I had read the play in school, Enobarbus was a minor character, and his speeches weren't important. Stewart's performance changed that. Now the role was central, and his descent from cheer to madness was a mirror of his world. Cleopatra's knowing chuckle as she spoke of her "salad days" was a lament as well a whimsey.

At that age, I may have been ripe for a change in my world view, but I cannot deny that it was "Antony and Cleopatra" that provided it. Ever since I have compared my response to a performance to that I felt from this production. Patrick Stewart has certainly gone on to "bigger and better" things in the last quarter century, but for me he'll always be Enobarbus, the man who defined Shakespeare for me.


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