Character List

Mark Antony A middle-aged Roman general who rules the Roman Empire along with Lepidus and Octavius Caesar. He is torn between his desire for Cleopatra and the demands of his position as a world ruler. Octavius Caesar The adopted son of Julius Caesar, his grand-uncle, he is only in his […]

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Play Summary

Act I This act serves to introduce the main characters — Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavius Caesar; it also outlines the main forces which motivate each of them. The first scene is set in Alexandria, where two of Antony’s men, Demetrius and Philo, describe the lovers’ relationship. Caesar appears in a […]

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