Antony and Cleopatra (Streaming through 5/14 at 2PM ET)
May 7, 2020, 2:00PM
Available On Demand through May 14 at 2pm ET
Enjoy a free screening from National Theatre at Home, of the Shakespeare classic Antony and Cleopatra.
Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, James Bond: Spectre) and Sophie Okonedo (Chimerica, Hotel Rwanda) play 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.
Simon Godwin (Hansard, Twelfth Night) directed this critically acclaimed production, available to watch on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel from May 7.
Running time: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Image Credit Top: Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in Antony & Cleopatra. Photo by Johann Persson.