National Theatre Live: Antony and Cleopatra
Antony & Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
Broadcast live from the National Theatre,Â Ralph FiennesÂ andÂ Sophie OkonedoÂ play Shakespeareâ€™s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts ofÂ Twelfth Night, Man and SupermanÂ andÂ The Beauxâ€™ Stratagem.
This screening is screened â€˜as liveâ€™ before a theatre audience.