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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

Among the entries in the books of the Stationers' Company, October 19, 1593, I find “A Booke entituled the Tragedie of Cleopatra.” It is entered by Symon Waterson, for whom some of Daniel's works were printed; and therefore it is probably by that author, of whose Cleopatra there are several editions; and, among others, one in 1594.

In the same volumes, May 20, 1608, Edward Blount entered “ A Booke called Anthony and Cleopatra.” This is the first notice I have met with concerning any edition of this play more ancient than the folio, 1623. STEEVENS. Antony and Cleopatra was written, I imagine, in the year 1608.

MALONE.

M. ANTONY,
Octavius CÆSAR, Triumvirs.
M. Æmil. LEPIDUS,
SEXTUS POMPEIUS.
Domitius ENOBARBUS, 1
VENTIDIUS,
EROS,
SCARUS,

Friends of Antony.
DERCETAS,
DEMETRIUS,
Philo,
MECÆNAS,
AGRIPPA,
DOLABELLA,

Friends to Cæsar.
PROCULEIUS,
THYREUS,
GALLUS,
MENAS,
MENECRATES,

Friends of Pompey.
VARRIUS,
TAURUS, Lieutenant-General to Cæsar.
CANIDIUS, Lieutenant-General to Antony.
Silius, an Officer in Ventidius's Army.
EUPHRONIUS, an Ambassador from Antony to Cæsar.
ALEXAS, MARDIAN, SELEUCUS, and DIOMEDES; At-

tendants on Cleopatra.
A Soothsayer. A Clown.
CLEOPATRA, Queen of Egypt.
OCTAVIA, Sister to Cæsar, and Wife to Antony.
CHARMIAN,

Attendants on Cleopatra.
IRAS,

Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants. SCENE, dispersed; in several Parts of the Roman

Empire.

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