Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra is sort of a grown-up version of Romeo and Juliet.

Here is a detailed synopsis on Wikipedia.

For those of you who provide parts a scene at a time, this Character Chart shows all the characters' lines in each scene: Antony and Cleopatra

If your group reads the plays straight through in one sitting and you want to divide up the parts, we have a number of “cast” lists already divided up for you. These are text files that you edit to suit your group. We always recommend in a straight-through read that each participant take a moment beforehand to mark their parts—then everything proceeds so smoothly.

• Cast for 7, plus a reader for Stage Directions
• Cast for 9, plus a reader for Stage Directions
• Cast for 11, two readers for Antony and two for Cleopatra, plus a reader for Stage Directions

This is the 1623 First Folio text of Antony and Cleopatra, sponsored by the University of Victoria.

This link is to Marjorie Garber's free Harvard lecture on Antony and Cleopatra.

Shakespeare's main source for this play is a book by an ancient Greek philosopher, Plutarch (about 46–127 CE, he lived to be about 81 years old), titled The Parallel Lives of the Greeks and Romans. In this passage we see an example of how Shakespeare rewrites text from the original: the poop was beaten gold, purple the sails

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This is an audio recording of the play by professional actors with sound effects:
Antony and Cleopatra (Arkangel Shakespeare)
By William Shakespeare

This 1974 version, directed by Jon Scoffield, is in the NTSC format for North America.
Antony and Cleopatra
Starring Richard Johnson, Janet Suzman, Rosemary McHale, Mavis Taylor Blake, Darien Angadi