Literary Tales Ep. 10: Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”

In this lecture of literary tales we explore Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, principally in Shakespeare’s dialectic of the coldness of politics (embodied by Ocatvian/Augustus Caesar) and the rapturous ecstasy of love (embodied by our titular tragic protagonists Antony and Cleopatra). This lecture explores the theme of love and politics (covered in this lecture) in fuller detail through a singular deconstruction of Antony and Cleopatra.

 

This lecture is based off my essay: The Death of Eros & the Tragedy of Love in Antony and Cleopatra (10 October 2019)

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