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Theatre

The Globe's larf-a-minute Antony and Cleopatra

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14 June 2014

8:00 AM

14 June 2014

8:00 AM

Antony and Cleopatra

Globe, in rep until 24 August

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Arcola, until 21 June

It’s hilarious. It’s also annoying that it’s so hilarious. Jonathan Munby’s earthy and glamorous production of Antony and Cleopatra goes almost too far to please the Globe’s fidgety, giggly crowds.

The Egyptian queen is often treated as a female Lear, a trophy role, a lap of honour for a transatlantic facelift as she enters her bus-pass years.

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