Antony and Cleopatra
In an encore broadcast filmed live at the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play William Shakespeare’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 of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
This is a encore broadcast that was filmed in front of a live audience in a theatre, with cameras carefully positioned to ensure that audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’.
Broadcast Running Time: 3 hour and 40 minute including an intermission.
Museum Members: $20
Pre-performance discussion and Tea – 1:00PM, Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Join a lively discussion prior to the broadcast with Dr. Fiona (Freddie) Harris, Assistant Professor of Humanities and English at Bloomfield College.
Museum Members: $10
Add Museum admission on-site for an additional $3.
On-line ticket sales end two hours prior to a performance. At that time, please call the Box Office for tickets at 973.971.3706.
Image Credit Top: Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo. Photo by Jason Bell.