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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.
Octavius Caesar, )■ Triumvirs.
Sextus Pompeius. Domitius Enobarbus,'
Scarus, yFriends of Antony.
Dolabella, >Friends t0 Caasai,
Menecrates, V Friends of Pompey.
Taurus, Lieutenant-General to Caesar.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.
Octavia, Sister to Caesar, and Wife to Antony.
Ssarmian'£ Jttendants on Cleopatra.
Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and other Attendants.
SCENE, dispersed; in several Parts of the Roman Empire.