After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.
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The barge she sat in, like a burnis'd throne/Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold./Purple the sais, and so perfumed/ That the winds were lovesick with them./ The oars were silver, which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made/ The water which they beat to follow faster/ As amorous of their strokes.
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
Version of Antonio e Cleopatra