Antony & Cleopatra – anmeldelser

Antony og Cleopatra direkteoverføres til norske kinoer 6. desember fra Londons National Theatre.

Forestillinger ser du på Bergen Kino.

She [Sophie Okonedo] is an edgy and interesting actor who at first glance seems an odd fit for Cleopatra, traditionally associated with plummy theatre dames and weapons-grade levels of melodrama. Okonedo is fantastic, though, and quietly subversive: there is a quizzical smirk on her face as she tackles Cleopatra’s numerous hissy fits, which come across as calculated and performative, a big joke. Why? Perhaps for Cleopatra’s own amusement, perhaps as a way of regulating her public image, perhaps to knowingly deconstruct an old-school depiction of feminine hysteria. Whatever the case, she is funny, smart and potent, physically and mentally powerful. She has some chemistry with Fiennes, but it’s an interesting chemistry – he is using her to escape his past; she is using him to preserve her present. There is love, but it is very complicated – even when they’re together, they are inhabiting two very different worlds. – TimeOut

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo offer blazing star power.
There will be a live broadcast of this production in cinemas on 6 December. If you can’t get to the National, it’s not to be missed. – The Independent

This is the third production of Shakespeare’s tragedy on the Olivier stage and, even if it doesn’t erase memories of the Peter Hall version with Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench, it is still a terrific occasion. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo are at the top of their game as the self-deluded lovers, and director Simon Godwin proves yet again that he combines a contemporary eye with a fastidious ear for Shakespeare’s language. – The Guardian