Antony and Cleopatra | Critical Essay by Alf Sjöberg

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Antony and Cleopatra.
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Critical Essay by Alf Sjöberg

SOURCE: Sjöberg, Alf. “The Secondary Role: The Vision of Master and Servant in Antony and Cleopatra.” In Shakespeare and Scandinavia: A Collection of Nordic Studies, edited by Gunnar Sorelius, pp. 31-43. Cranbury, N.J.: Associated University Presses, 2002.

In the following essay, Sjöberg discusses Antony and Cleopatra as a drama of transformation derived from opposition and strife.

LEPIDUS.
But small to greater matters must give way. 
ENOBARBUS.
Not if the small come first. 

(2.2.11-12)

Few dramas have a more solid reputation for spectacularity than Antony and Cleopatra and few plays inspire the same expectations of extensive scenery, swarming crowds and magnificent battle scenes. And this is how the play has been staged, not least in Swedish theaters.

Yet there are, in fact, few dramas that...

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