Antony and Cleopatra (Modern Library Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Written on the top of Shakespeare’s profession and that includes his so much hovering poetic idiom, Antony and Cleopatra is either an immortal love tale and a political drama performed out on a world scale.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, of today’s such a lot finished Shakespearean students, this contemporary Library sequence accommodates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: whole Works. each one play comprises an advent in addition to an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession; observation on earlier and present productions in line with interviews with major administrators, actors, and architects; scene-by-scene research; key evidence concerning the paintings; a chronology of Shakespeare’s lifestyles and instances; and black-and-white illustrations.

Ideal for college students, theater pros, and basic readers, those glossy and available versions from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new general in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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As far as he could see, at the very edges of the lantern’s reach, nothing but more emptiness waited. The grade rose. He was going up, very slightly. The open places above him where the bricks had come away did not show any sky be­ cause they were covered by earth. The echoes of the small sounds in the tunnel became more smothered and close. Zeke had expected it, but it made him more uncomfortable than he would’ve thought. He knew that the geography jerked up away from the coast, and that the exposed tunnel wormed a path underneath the city proper.

It would have driven him mad,” she speculated curtly. ” “Because he believed in the law,” she said. “Is that all you got? ” “But he was fair. Don’t you get it? The boys and girls on the street who sell the septic sacks and run ’em, and the thieves, the whores, and the broke and the busted—all of ’em down here who know the hard way how life ain’t fair . . ” Briar interrogated Rector on the finer points of Zeke’s escape. By the time a larger priest and a greater number of nuns showed up to bully Briar out of the stairwell, she’d learned plenty—none of it reas­ suring, and all of it leading to one terrifying fact.

It smelled funny. She’d been holding it for half a minute before she noticed, and anyway, the smell was so familiar it almost went un­ remarked. She held the scrap of paper up to her face and sniffed it hard. It might only be her imagination. There was one good way to find out. Cherie Priest 50 • • • • • • • • • • • • Down the hall and into her own room she dashed, and she dug around in her tall, creaky wardrobe until she found it—a fragment of lens left over from the early days, the bad old days .

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