Went to see the RSC broadcast of Anthony and Cleopatra. Mark Anthony really is a cunt, isn’t he? No matter how much of a dick you paint Octavius to be, Mark Anthony is the architect of his own demise, a spoiled child who turns on anyone and blames them for his own bad decisions, including Cleopatra. As for her, it feels like the play should be called Anthony and Anthony’s Cleopatra, she’s almost a caricature of how he sees her. I bet she kens she’s on to a losing horse early on and just cannae shake him free before he pulls her down with him. Couple of spanners.