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Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline


  • introduction
  • plots
  • characters
  • language
  • themes


-written in 1608-published in 1623 -genre: tragedy -source: first folio -composition: 5 acts

Antony and Cleopatra



-written in 1610-published in 1623 -genre: comedy -source: first folio -composition: 5 act

Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline


  • Antony falls in love with Cleopatra
  • Pompeius is gathering troops to size Rome
  • Octavius request Antony to come back to Rome
  • Antony's wife dies
  • To seal the renewed friendship, Antony marries Octavius's sister
  • Pompeius seals a treaty
  • Octavius kills Lepidus and Pompeius
  • Now Rome has two rulers
  • Antony returns to Cleopatra
  • Cleopatra orders the fleet to leave the battle
  • Antony decides to kill her
  • She sends him a letter
  • Convinced of her love for him he kills himself
  • He dies in her arms
  • Cleopatra's suicide
  • They are buried in a common grave

  • Cymbeline id the king of Britain
  • he has a daughter, Imogene, and two sons who were kidnapped
  • Imogene secretly marries her lover Posthumus
  • Cymbeline dismisses the marriage and banishes Posthumus
  • The queen is plotting to murder Cymbeline and Imogene
  • Posthumus meets Iachimo in Italy
  • Iachimo heads to Britain to seduce Imogene as he bet with Posthumus
  • He steals her bracelet and return to Italy
  • Posthumus sends a letter to Pisanio telling him to murder Imogene in Milford Haven
  • She disguises as a man to seek employment
  • Fidele needed to stop
  • Cloten finds out everithing
  • Romans's troops heads to Britain
  • Lucius enlists Fidele
  • Cymbeline is prepared to kill his captives
  • Fidele sees the Posthumus ring
  • Cymbeline throws a party


  • Cleopatra: manipulative , complex, confused, awe-inspiring
  • Antony: sensual, brave, insecure, "blinded"
  • Octavious: ambitious, brave, stoic, temperate, correct, antagonist
  • Pompeius: vindictive, confident, honorable
  • Octavia: virtuous, obedient, dutiful wife
  • Lepidus: he don't have an important role

Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline

  • Imogene: brave, sweet and noble
  • Posthumus: unfaithful, submissive
  • Cymbeline: respected, selfish
  • Iachimo: clever, dishonest
  • Cloten (queen): arrogant, fake



  • Early modern English
  • prose and verse
  • unfamiliar words: -we no longer use them
-still in use but different meaning -words use to build a dramatic world
  • sentences shifted away from "normal" english arrangement to: -create rhithm
-emphasize particular words -give a character his/her own speech patterns
  • puns and metaphors
  • performance script (stage directions)