Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman world, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra. Affairs of state call him to Rome, but the attractions of the queen of Egypt prove impossible to resist. From one of history’s greatest love stories Shakespeare builds this magnificent tragedy of the clash between love and duty.
Cleopatra is played by Estelle Kohler, Mark Antony by Ciaran Hinds, Ian Hughes is Octavious Caesar, and David Burke is Domitius Enobarbus.
Original Title: Antony and Cleopatra Year: 2014 Language: English Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Estelle Kohler, Ciaran Hinds, Ian Hughes, David Burke et al. Publisher: Arkangel ASIN: B00K8FZ7BY Duration: 3 hours and 22 minutes [Unabridged edition] Format: Audiobook Audio-Codec: MP3 Bitrate Audio: CBR 320 kbit/s Archive size: 465.65 MB (488,264,320 B)
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Estelle Kohler (Cleopatra) (born 28 March 1940) is a British theatre and television actress. Born in South Africa, Kohler made a name for herself as a Shakespearean actor in England. She is a graduate of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, of which she is an Associate Member, and was nominated a Laurence Olivier Award in 2000 for her performance as Paulina in the Barbican Centre's production of The Winter's Tale (1999 season). She is also remembered for her performance as Hilary Nash (later Main) in the TV series The Main Chance, opposite John Stride. Her voice is featured in several audio books by Naxos Audiobooks.Ciaran Hinds (Mark Antony) (/ˈkɪərən ˈhaɪndz/; born 9 February 1953) is an Irish actor. A versatile character actor, he has featured in films such as Road to Perdition, Munich, There Will Be Blood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Frozen, Silence, Red Sparrow, and Justice League, in which he portrayed the main antagonist Steppenwolf. His television roles include Gaius Julius Caesar in the series Rome, DCI James Langton in Above Suspicion, and Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones. As a stage actor Hinds has enjoyed spells with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre in London, and six seasons with Glasgow Citizens' Theatre, and he has continued to work on stage throughout his career.Ian Hughes (Octavious Caesar) Ian Hughes was the winner of the first Royal National Theatre Ian Charleson Award for Best Actor. He has spent over a decade playing leading roles with The Royal Shakespeare Company. His other work includes both plays and musicals in London’s West End, TV and film appearances as well as radio and voice-over work. Ian has been involved and taught at the country’s leading drama schools, is an Education Associate Practitioner for The RSC and was Head of Acting at St. Mary’s University College, London for two years. Ian obtained his BA from Birmingham University and an MA from the internationally renowned Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon, and he continues to work on and teach practical approaches to Shakespeare’s text. Recent teaching includes Cambridge University, Zurich University and Heidelberg University.David Burke (Domitius Enobarbus) (born 25 May 1934) is an English actor, known for playing Watson in the initial series of Granada Television's 1980s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which starred Jeremy Brett in the title role. He also starred as Josef Stalin in the last two episodes of Reilly, Ace of Spies. Burke was born on 25 May 1934 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, and trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In the theatre, Burke originated the part of Niels Bohr in Michael Frayn's Copenhagen. He played Dr. Watson in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for the initial series and then left the programme after receiving an invitation to join the Royal Shakespeare Company along with his wife, Anna. They both considered the joint work to be the best idea for their young son, Tom, who was around 3 years old at the time. He was thought by many to portray Dr. Watson with an excellent style. He was replaced by Edward Hardwicke, whom he had recommended as his successor. Burke had earlier experience with Holmes having played the villain in an adaptation of "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet" for the 1965 BBC series starring Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock.