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Antony and Cleopatra (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | Romance  -  4 January 1975 (USA)
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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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Enobarbus: Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.
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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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None better for Shakespeare's play
9 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

No, if you want spectacle, get the Taylor/Burton and forget about Shakespeare. This DVD wins on the Royal Shakespeare Company's deep bench and Trevor Nunn's meticulous direction. All do well with the verse, and there is none of the glaring miscasting that strangles the BBC version from 1981.

Richard Johnson was briefly married to Kim Novak. He also turned down the role of James Bond because he didn't want to be trapped in a long term contract. Here he hides his good looks behind a thick beard, and if he is not as grand as Antony might be, he's certainly got most of it right. Janet Suzman braves the considerable difficulties of Cleopatra without ever becoming unbearable, which you can't say of her competition. Octavius is played by Corin Redgrave, who once again projects his father's perpetual air of irritable grievance minus the family charm.

Patrick Stewart as Enobarbus pounds his competition to dust, and Ben Kingsley and Tim Pigott-Smith in minor roles are testimony to the strength of the company. Philip Locke and Derek Godfrey also make strong impressions.

This version is shot entirely in a TV studio, now a lost and unfamiliar art form. There are virtually no constructed sets. The actors are usually in limbo, with perhaps some waving gauzes, or diffusion on the lens. This may confuse some viewers who need literal settings, but it frees the rest of us to concentrate on the people, the plot and the poetry. Shakespeare is not about architecture; the movies do that better.

Until the Caedmon audio recording with Anthony Quayle and Pamela Brown resurfaces, this DVD is the best way to absorb a packaged version of Shakespeare's play.


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