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All for Love

All for Love

By John Dryden
Edited by Trevor Griffiths
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854593726, 128 pages, October 1998


Dryden's 1677 play All for Love is a version of the Antony and Cleopatra story, told as a heroic tragedy.

Antony and Octavius Caesar are struggling for control of what was to become the Roman Empire. Antony and Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, are lovers and political allies, but their forces have been defeated at the battle of Actium. The play is set in Alexandria, under siege by Octavius Caesar.

This edition in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series is edited and introduced by Trevor R. Griffiths.