Episode 022: Antony and Cleopatra

2013-7-16

What is Antony and Cleopatra ? Tragedy? Romance? History? Comedy ? The

conventional wisdom is to pick tragedy, but this messy entry in the later

chapters of Shakespeare's canon dances between the Bard's genres like a

"high-coloured" Lepidus.

This week we struggle with Shakespeare's portrayal of the titular heroine,

get lost in the play's globe-trotting plot, and - for good measure - debate

the finer points of Sister, Sister .