Antony and Cleopatra

The Backstory

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1608. Antony and Cleopatra are two lovers who are first featured in Cleopatra's palace in Alexandria, Egypt. As the play continues however, Antony's social and political duties puts the couple in locations and situations that makes them question their loyalty and love for each other. In the end they both die.

Act 1 Scene 5

This scene is in Alexandria, Egypt. Cleopatra sighs over Anthony and laments that when she was Julius Caesar's mistress, she was a 'morsel for a monarch'. Alexas , one of her servants, enters bringing a pearl Antony has kissed and sent Cleopatra. When she hears Antony was neither sad nor merry, she raves at his marvelously medium mood. Cleopatra makes Chairman insist that Antony , not Julius Caesar, is her one true love.
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