Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Still, the bar's set pretty high for such endeavors, with this polished eight-part series falling somewhat short of Netflix's recent "The Crown" and Masterpiece's own "Wolf Hall. Relatively uneducated, the newly christened Queen leans heavily on the counsel of Lord Melbourne a terrific Rufus Sewellthe prime minister, rejecting input from her mother Catherine Flemming and her controlling friend Sir John Conroy Paul Rhyswho brazenly thirsts for power and refers to the tiny Victoria just under 5-feet tall as "unformed.
Dodd, Mead and company. Act I The first act opens in the palace at Alexandria, where two Romans discuss Mark Antony's infatuation for Cleopatra until a flourish of trumpets ushers in this couple and their train. While one Roman whispers that 'the triple pillar of the world' is transformed 'into a strumpet's fool,' Cleopatra implores Antony to say how much he loves her, until he fervently rejoins ' there's beggary in the love that can be reckon'd.
Such taunts cause Antony to declare Rome is naught and the universe represented solely by Cleopatra, whom he embraces.
When she inquires why he married Fulvia, he proposes that instead of wasting the day in vain recriminations they devote it to pleasure, and when she urges him to receive the messengers, declines to have anything to do with Rome. As both leave the hall, the Roman spectators marvel at Antony's contempt for Caesar, gravely admitting that 'sometimes, when he is not Antony, he comes too short of that great property which still should go with Antony.
But, when he states the women's end is near, and that they will die together after the lady they serve, both coquettishly protest against such gruesome predictions, amid bantering remarks from the eunuch.
Just then Cleopatra enters demanding her lord, who left her abruptly, 'a Roman thought' having evidently struck him. She is just sending for Antony when she sees him draw near, and artfully decides not to look at him, but pass him by.
Without heeding this, Antony continues to question the messenger, who describes how Fulvia and his brother, foes at first, joined forces against Caesar. He adds that a large part of the lands Antony conquered is already lost, and that Rome reviles Cleopatra for beguiling him into idleness.
Sadly admitting that 'when Summary of regal as a queen quick minds lie still,' they bring forth weeds, Antony dismisses this messenger and calls for the next.
He is muttering 'these strong Egyptian fetters I must break, or lose myself in dotage,' when the next messenger announces Fulvia's death, and delivers a letter giving further particulars.
While he passes out, Antony musingly avers 'there's a great spirit gone! Calling his officer Enobarbus, Antony therefore informs him they must leave, a move Enobarbus opines 'will kill all our women.
When Antony admits she is 'cunning past man's thought,' Enobarbus urges the great strength of her passions, until Antony exclaims he wishes he had never seen her; but his man assures him he ' had then left unseen a wonderful piece of work.
This answer the general dismisses as light, stating he will break ' the cause of our expedience to the queen,' for now that Pompey has 'given the dare to Caesar,' and is master of the seas, Antony foresees that, unless something is done immediately, they may yet have to reckon with another master of the world.
He therefore bids Enobarbus announce to the court his imminent removal while he arranges for departure. In another room Cleopatra enquires of her women and eunuch where Antony may be, and bids one of them go in quest of him, reporting her dancing in case he is sad, but if mirthful to describe her as ill.
The eunuch having gone, Charmian, the maid, remarks if Cleopatra really loved Antony, she would not act thus, whereupon the queen sagely informs her that to give way to a man in everything and cross him in nothing is the best way to lose him.
A moment later Antony enters to inform the pouting Cleopatra there is bad news. Although she petulantly vows she will not listen, he coaxes until she jealously demands 'what says the married woman? As Cleopatra refuses to believe him, Antony bids her read his letters, whereat she petulantly rejoins she now perceives how coldly he will welcome the news of her demise!
Entreating her not to quarrel with him and promising fidelity, Antony is about to depart, when Cleopatra threatens to faint and thus detains him by her side. Then, after having taunted and teased him to the verge of endurance, she suddenly melts and confesses she loves him, begs his forgiveness for detaining him, and finally sends him off with wishes for victory and success.
This softness overcomes Antony, who passionately assures her, 'thou, residing here go'st yet with me, and I hence fleeting, here remain with thee.
When Lepidus opines Antony's faults are hereditary, Octavius considers he is too indulgent, for Antony should know better than to become Cleopatra's lover, reel through the streets, and buffet with knaves!
This dialogue is interrupted by a messenger, reporting Pompey strong at sea and constantly joined by malcontents, tidings which do not surprise Octavius, for he considers 'this common body, like to a vagabond flag upon the stream, goes to and back, lackeying the varying tide, to rot itself with motion.
This reminder of Antony's previous prowesses causes Lepidus to wail their companion is no longer the same, while Octavius exclaims it is time to show themselves in the field, since ' Pompey thrives in our idleness.
In Alexandria Cleopatra implores her maids and eunuch to give her a sedative, so she can 'sleep out this great gap of time' during which her Antony is away.
When her attendants assure her she thinks too much of him, Cleopatra reviles them for talking treason, and bids one of her men sing to her.
Still, she pays no heed to his music, but keeps wondering what Antony is doing or saying, and whether he is thinking of her and of the extravagant compliments he once used to lavish on his 'serpent of old Nile'?There he discovered a modern painting of the queen’s arrival before Solomon.
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