A modern English translation of the fourteenth-century classic maintains the flavor, charm, and rhythm of the original version as it chronicles the stories of a group of travelers representing every aspect of medieval society on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, England.
King Leontes develops a paranoid delusion that another man has fathered his infant daughter. The child is taken to the wilderness and left to die. Leontes's cruelty has terrible consequences, but eventually life and hope are born out of desolation and despair. Performed by Sir John Gielgud, Ciaran Hinds, Eileen Atkins, and the Arkangel cast.
Struggling to save her empire, Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, becomes entrenched in a deadly romantic triangle with Roman leaders Mark Antony and Julius Caesar. From one of history's great love stories, Shakespeare crafts an epic tragedy of the clash between love and duty.
King John is pitted against the united powers of France, Brittany, Austria, and the Papacy. As alliances are made, broken, and remade, the paranoid and erratic John reveals his weakness and reliance on those around him. Will England be destroyed by his fatal indecision? Performed by Michael Feast, Eileen Atkins, and the Arkangel cast.
The patrician Caius Marcus is Rome's greatest soldier, but he proudly refuses to accommodate himself to the demands of the people. Subtle and complex, Coriolanus pits the desire for absolute power against the need to compromise. Performed by Paul Jesson, Marjorie Yates, and the Arkangel cast.
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