Photo Flash: Patrick Stewart in RSC's Antony and Cleopatra

The Royal Shakespeare Company is currently presenting Antony and Cleopatra at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. The historical tragedy is running in repertory as part of the Complete Works Festival through October 14th.

Directed by Gregory Doran, the production features Patrick Stewart (The Caretaker, The Tempest, "Star Trek") as Mark Antony and Harriet Walter, a veteran RSC actress, as Cleopatra. "
A tempestuous love affair struggles to survive as power politics and the demands of Ancient Rome and Egypt tear these two great leaders apart," state RSC notes.

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Patrick Stewart as Antony and Harriet Walter as Cleopatra

Harriet Walter and Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart, Harriet Walter and cast members of Antony and Cleopatra

Harriet Walter

Patrick Stewart

Harriet Walter

Patrick Stewart and Harriet Walter

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