Shakespeare at Winedale

Antony and Cleopatra performed by the Shakespeare at Winedale Summer Class

Sat, August 12, 2017 | Winedale Historical Center

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Antony & Cleopatra
Antony & Cleopatra

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2017 Summer Class takes the stage this July with performances of Shakespeare’s As You Like ItAntony and Cleopatra, and King Lear.

“This will be an epic season for Shakespeare at Winedale,” said program director James Loehlin, Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor. “We are performing three of Shakespeare’s very greatest plays.  As You Like It is the perfect Winedale comedy, with its atmosphere of pastoral and celebration.  King Lear, a soul-shaking tragedy, is perhaps Shakespeare’s highest achievement.  And Antony and Cleopatra is an epic romance filled with soaring poetry and world-changing events."

Antony, one of the three ruling figures of the Roman Empire, becomes enthralled with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Their passion tests their loyalties to their countries, ideals, and visions of themselves. Antony and Cleopatra examines the power of transcendent love, and dissects the contrast and congruity between sex and power.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff. Patrons can purchase tickets online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website, or by calling (512) 471-4726.

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