JOHN DRYDEN ALL FOR LOVE PDF DOWNLOAD
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Dramatis Personae. MARK ANTONY. VENTIDIUS, his General. DOLABELLA, his Friend. ALEXAS, the Queen's Eunuch. SERAPION, Priest of Isis. MYRIS. Language Fixation in Dryden's All for Love. MARCUS NORDLUND. In his preface to All for Love , John Dryden made the following remark on the. In the manner of Restoration plays, an actor introduces And All for Love in a Pepys in his diary felt it was not a very good play and John Dryden scorned its.
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This edition includes Dryden's dedication of the play to the Earl of Danby and his preface, in which he defends against French neo-classicist strictures the liberties he took with his sources; it further discusses the play's austere john dryden all for love in the theatre, which is unjustly considered to be inferior to Shakespeare's quite distinct version of the story.
Alexas suggests that Cleopatra should tie the bracelet onto Antony's wrist. In the subsequent meeting between Cleopatra and Antony, Ventidius appears and tries to proclaim how Cleopatra is not Antony's rightful partner and would betray him for her own safety. However, Cleopatra wins this argument by demonstrating a letter showing that she refused Egypt and Syria from Octavius.
Antony is overjoyed by Cleopatra's decision john dryden all for love proclaims his love for her.
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Act Three[ edit ] Antony is returning from battle and is overwhelmed with love for Cleopatra. Ventidius comes to speak with Antony, who attempts to flee unsuccessfully.
Antony does not want to go back to war but doesn't know how to stop it. He believes Dolabella can help him and Ventidius brings Dolabella out.
All For Love by John Dryden: Dramatis Personae
Dolabella, Antony's friend, appears after Antony's success in battle. Dolabella was banished for his love for Cleopatra, but he returns to a warm welcome from Antony. Dolabella offers a gift that will bring peace between Antony and Caesar. The gift is Octavia, Antony's true wife and Caesar's sister, and Antony's two daughters.
Octavia tells Antony the war will stop when he returns to his rightful place, by her side. Antony and Octavia reunite, and Alexas's attempts to meddle for the sake of Cleopatra are dismissed.
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Cleopatra appears informed of her defeat. Alexas tells her to avoid Octavia but Cleopatra chooses to face her as a rival.
Cleopatra and Octavia have an argument, it seems clear that Octavia is whom Antony rightfully belongs to, even if it is not she whom he loves most.
Revealing his presence, he attempts to console Antony. Both men weep; Antony marvels that Ventidius can remain faithful to a leader who brought a large part of the Roman Empire to ruin through his love for Cleopatra.
All for Love Summary
Ventidius offers to Antony john dryden all for love twelve legions, which are stationed in Lower Syria, but his stipulation that these legions will not fight for Cleopatra plunges doting Antony into renewed gloom. When Ventidius mentions the name of Cleopatra lightly, Antony takes offense and curses the general as a traitor.
After this insult Antony, his mind filled with misgivings, guilt, and indecision, hastens to assure Ventidius of his love for him.
He promises to leave Cleopatra to join the legions in Syria.