SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST ACTS: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Actor Michael Pennington discusses the first act of the play, in which he is playing Antony in Janet Suzman’s current revival at Chichester Festival Theatre, with Heather Neill. This interview is part of theatreVOICE’s new series for Olympics year 2012, looking at the beginning of each of Shakespeare’s plays. Recorded at Chichester Festival Theatre, 28 September 2012.
It’s wonderful in the theatre because nobody quite realises or not many people realise that that’s the first use of the term “salad days”, which is such a familiar term and it’s another thing that Shakespeare made up… The verse has a light, dancing quality.