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The reception of Cleopatra in the age of mass media

Title
The reception of Cleopatra in the age of mass media / Gregory N. Daugherty.
ISBN
9781350340725
1350340723
9781350340763
1350340766
9781350340732
9781350340749
9781350340756
Publication
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
ix, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary
"This study examines the reception of Cleopatra from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day as it has been reflected in popular culture in the United States of America. Daugherty provides a broad overview of the influence of the Egyptian queen by looking at her presence in film, novels, comics, cartoons, TV shows, music, advertising and toys. The aim of the book is to show the different ways in which the figure of Cleopatra was able to reach a large and non-elite audience. Furthermore, Daugherty makes a study of the reception of Cleopatra during her own lifetime. He begins by looking at her portrayal in the vicious propaganda campaign waged by Octavian against his rival Marc Antony. The consequence was that Cleopatra was left with a tarnished reputation after the civil war. Daugherty's examination of both the historical and contemporary reception of Cleopatra shows the enduring legacy of one of history's most remarkable queens"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 22, 2023
Series
Imagines - Classical receptions in the visual and performing arts.
Imagines--classical receptions in the visual and performing arts
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
'A lass unparalleled'
The femme fatale
A kinder, gentler Cleopatra
Cleopatra modernized
Lizpatra and its aftermath
Eighties ladies
The fantasy queen of the 90s
The 21st century 'authentic' Cleopatras
The 21st century fantasy Cleopatras
'Her infinite variety.'
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