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Film, Wed 31 May 2017

Karl Andre Photography

Karl Andre Photography

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THE PLOTAntony and Cleopatra written around 1606 is one of Shakespeare’s great historical love stories. Antony is captivated by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Gossip and scandal leads to plots of murder and battles.

Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus, having defeated Julius Caesar's assassins at Philippi, now rule the Roman Empire as a triumvirate.

While in Alexandria however, the ageing Antony has become captivated by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt (and mother to Julius Caesar's illegitimate son, Caesarion). The gossip and scandal this is creating both amongst Romans in Alexandria and at home in Rome gives rise to dissention between Octavius and Antony, whose behaviour is felt to be debauched and 'un-Roman'.

At the same time as the power of the triumvirate is being challenged by a dissatisfied senator, Pompey, Antony hears news from Rome that his wife, Fulvia, is dead. These two issues together force Antony to return to Rome and take up his responsibilities as a triumvir again.

Once back in Rome, Antony seems less controlled by his fascination for Cleopatra and, in an attempt to strengthen the triumvirate and cement his political alliance with Octavius following a quarrel, he agrees to marry Octavius's sister, Octavia. This news drives Cleopatra into a jealous rage.

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Dates Times
Wed 31 May 2017

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    Address

    50 Ferensway,
    Hull,
    HU2 8LB

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    Directions

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    Map reference: TA 091290  Lat: 53.74624 Long: -0.34641

    By Road:
    Turn onto the A63 at jct 38 of the M62 travelling East into Hull. Once on the A63 you will go under the Humber Bridge and you are about 5 miles away. As you approach the city centre you will come past The Junction Retail Park on your right. Ignore the exit marked for the ring road, yours is the next one signed for local traffic/infirmary. Come off to the left and follow the exit road round until you come to a large-ish roundabout. Take the second exit off the roundabout following signs for

    By Public Transport:
    Hull Truck is a two minute walk from Paragon Interchange in Hull City Centre. Walk towards St. Stephen's Shopping Centre across the road keep walking straight passed and you will see Hull Truck Theatre.

    Parking
    Parking is available in St Stephen's Shopping Centre for £1 after 6pm. Please check prices before 6pm.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Paragon Interchange station

    Facilities

    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality