This Guide has surveyed a range of critical accounts of Antony and Cleopatra, and if there has been a discernible thread running through those accounts, it has been an unwillingness to stake a claim for the status of the play unqualified by doubts and reservations (with the notable exception of Coleridge). Jonathan Dollimore’s hard but fair view of romantic illusion suggests a possible line of argument that may be taken up in future.
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