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Re-watch the sequence of clips from the 1963 film Cleopatra (included in
the AA100 DVD-Video Cleopatra). To what extent is Cleopatra’s character in these clips different from her depiction by Plutarch in the passages you have read in AA100 Book 1, Chapter 1? [Word count 540]

Part 2 Learning from feedback. [Word count 226]

Answer: Cleopatra is, without any doubt, one of the most legendary figures of the Ancient world that influenced cinema, art and literature up to our modern days.

Everything we know from the history of the seventh queen of Egypt, who cast her spell over the great Roman generals Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and by the passions with them affected the course of history, is filled with everlasting romance, excitement and tragedy.

The 20th Century Fox epic drama movie of 1963 Cleopatra, directed by Mankiewicz, de-picts the seventh queen of Egypt as an extravagant, powerful and cultured woman. Por-trayed by the divine Elizabeth Taylor, we can’t help but think of her as an extremely beautiful and charming figure that is aware of her feminine power and uses it at her own political advantage.

Power and passion are intertwined themes, same as audacity and pride of an ancient queen that has th...(short extract)

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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 766
  • Date submitted: August 05, 2018
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8473

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