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fatal Cleopatra Shakespeare and the pun. by M. M Mahood

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English


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From: Essays in criticism. Vol. 1, 1951.

The Physical Object
Paginationp.p. 193-207
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19710415M

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a Cited by:   The Romans regarded her as “fatale monstrum”—a fatal omen. Pascal said the shape of her nose changed the history of the world. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. But who was Cleopatra, really? We almost feel that we know Cleopatra, but our distorted image of a self-destructive beauty does no justice to Cleopatra's true by: Cleopatra dominated Antony, but he would not take the entire territory away from Herod, his loyal friend, and transfer it to Cleopatra. Instead, Antony gave her smaller portions, including Herod’s royal date and balsam plantations in Jericho and En Gedi.   Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Brand: Little, Brown and Company.

Cleopatra [Schiff, Stacy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(). Cleopatra: A Biography is a marvelously written book that grabbed me from page one until the very end of the appendixes. The author kept both the language and the way of going about historic events, some of them very complex in their political nuance, in a very educational, but never bellitling manner to the reader's intelligence/5. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue/5(K). Book Summary The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator.

Antony and Cleopatra (First Folio title: The Tragedie of Anthonie, and Cleopatra) is a tragedy by William play was first performed, by the King's Men, at either the Blackfriars Theatre or the Globe Theatre in around ; its first appearance in print was in the Folio of The plot is based on Thomas North's English translation of Plutarch's Lives (in Ancient Greek. The poem is a song of triumph over the defeat and death of Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, and probably dates from the autumn of 30 BCE, when the news of Cleopatra’s suicide reached s:   The Meeting of Anthony and Cleopatra by Lawrence Alma-Tadema () Cleopatra and Anthony by Heinrich von Angeli () The relationship between Cleopatra and Anthony is much more than the tragic romantic story by Shakespeare and so many others. It was a political strategy that both depended : María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards. The death of Cleopatra VII, the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, occurred on either 10 or 12 August, 30 BC, in Alexandria, when she was 39 years old. Strabo, who provides the earliest historical account on the death, says Cleopatra committed suicide either by allowing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her or by a toxic ointment, for example with a sharp implement such as a hairpin.