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    ALL FOR LOVE by John Dryden - FULL AudioBook | GreatestAudioBooks - All for Love is widely considered to be John Dryden's finest work, dramatic or otherwise.

    A tragedy written in blank verse, it retells the story of Roman general Marc Antony's love affair with the alluring Egyptian queen Cleopatra and their eventual double-suicide.

    Compared to the more famous rendition of the tale by William Shakespeare, however, which is grand and hectic in terms of setting, Dryden chooses instead to focus in on the lovers' last days in Alexandria as the threat of their defeat looms and their legacies are contested.

    The result is a swelling, elegant, emotional drama that perceptively considers such themes as loyalty and love, fidelity in marriage, the lasting endurance of friendship, and even the tenuous construct of masculinity.

    In short, it's truly a gem of the Restoration repertoire.

    - Summary by Tomas Peter

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    Chapter listing and length:

    01 ACT I - 00:33:10
    02 ACT II - 00:28:05
    03 ACT III - 00:30:16
    04 ACT IV - 00:35:26
    05 ACT V - 00:37:22


    Cast List:

    Mark Antony: Tomas Peter
    Ventidius: Peter Tucker
    Dolabella: Phil Schempf
    Alexas: Dafni Ma
    Serapion: Alan Mapstone
    Myris: Chuck Williamson
    Gentleman 1: Mike Harris
    Gentleman 2: ToddHW
    Cleopatra: Beth Thomas
    Octavia: Sonia
    Charmion: Leanne Yau
    Iras: KHand
    Agrippina: Zoe Trang
    Antonia: Jenna Eleni
    Narrator: Rob Board
    Editor: ToddHW

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