Antony and Cleopatra (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  4 January 1975 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosemary McHale ...
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Darien Angadi ...
Sidney Livingstone ...
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
A Fig Seller
Loftus Burton ...
Lennard Pearce ...
Cleopatra's Schoolteacher
Joseph Charles ...
Cleopatra's Messenger
Cleopatra's Servant
Douglas Anderson ...
Cleopatra's Eunuch
Michael Egan ...
Cleopatra's Eunuch
Paul Gaymon ...
Cleopatra's Eunuch
Wendy Bailey ...


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4 January 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


Enobarbus: 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.
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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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Good acting in television version of the Shakespeare play
29 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Good acting in this version; however, as befits a lower-budget television version, the sets are awful. This makes it harder for the actors to convince the viewers that they are indeed watching a story taking place in Rome or Egypt. Thankfully the actors are able to overcome this obstacle in most scenes. Patrick Stewart shines as Enobarbus. He really communicates the strong friendship between him and Antony, and how troubling it is to leave foolish Antony for Caesar's army. I had to blink twice after seeing the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air butler Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell) in a small role. Janet Suzman plays the role of Cleopatra well. Suzman isn't as beautiful as one might expect for an actress portraying Cleopatra, but she exhibits the powerful sensuality that surrounds the character.

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