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The tale of Cleopatra and Mark Antony has captured the imagination of people for a century. Even after so many years have passed by, the story is still popular. Based in early 1600s, the story revolves around the commanding Roman general, Antony and the stunningly beautiful Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Since then, the tale has been commemorated by numerous authors as well as musicians via literature and opera.
This summer, you have an opportunity to experience the story up close. Antony Cleopatra tickets will take you to a spectacular set of Rome and Egypt, where the protagonists reside. The play will present the audience with a plot that is heartrending, yet easy to follow. The performance has been scheduled at the Hamon Hall.
The debut performance of the play was conducted sometime around 1607, by the acting company called the King's Men. The play was first staged as part of William Shakespeare's First Folio in 1623. The Folio is basically a 1623 published compilation of William Shakespeare's plays. The play is divided into a conventional five act structure. These divisions were not created by Shakespeare; he divided the play in forty 'scenes'. This also happens to be the maximum number of scenes he ever used in a play. As a typical Shakespearean play, the work features thirty-four characters.
The play has the ability of transporting the audience to the eighteenth century the era of the War of Roman Republic. The lead characters of the play include the Roman general, Mark Antony who is one of the three joint leaders, called triumvirs. The other two triumvirs include Octavian and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Cleopatra VII is the Queen of Egypt, where as Sextus Pompey is son of the late Pompey the Great. The set opens with triumphant Roman arches and striking high pillars.
The opening of the play is gloomy. As Cleopatra bathes, the animated Enobarbus, played by Chukwudi Iwuji, narrates the story. The life of Cleopatra is beautifully portrayed in Egypt with smart use of the light and the veils. The soldier, Antony, is asked to return to Rome as he receives the news that both his wives have passed away. The jealous Queen is enraged by the news. As the play progresses, this infatuation with Antony becomes her obsession and acts as a distraction for her.
The theme and motifs of the play include numerous elements which spice things up. These elements include 'Ambiguity and Opposition' challenging the audience to draw conclusions about the decisive characters. 'Power dynamics' is depicted through the relationships pertaining to the two empires. The 'Performing Gender' of Cleopatra in a male dominated society portrays a strong female character.
Over the period of years, these themes have been performed upon by various remarkable artists. Katharine Cornell won the Tony Award in 1947, for her Broadway performance as Cleopatra. The show ran for one 126 performances, making is one of the most performed plays of Broadway's history. Till day, It was the longest running production of the play. Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh played as Antony and Cleopatra respectively in 1951. They performed at the St James's Theatre as well as at Broadway.
Hamon Hall of Winspear Opera Houseis going to host this spectacular performance in Dallas. Get your Antony Cleopatra tickets now to enjoy Shakespeare's tragic love story with your friends and family. The audience can expect a heart wrenching story. If you are a Shakespearean tragedy fan, this is one of his finest works, so, you shouldn't miss it.