William Shakespeare's great tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in a richly documented and illustrated Norton Critical Edition based on the First Folio (1623). "Sources, Analogues and Contexts" give readers an understanding of Antony and Cleopatra's origins. The volume also includes a wide array of the early modern English views of Egyptians, gypsies and women. "Criticism" includes fourteen essays representing four centuries of interpretation. "Adaptations, Rewritings and Appropriations" reprints alternative versions of the story. A bibliography is included.