October 9, 2012

Celluloid Cleopatras 1899-2005

October 15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave
Lecturer: Dr. Kelly Olson

Cleopatra is a figure of myth and fantasy as well as history. 
Is Cleopatra an immoral ruination or great leader? Coquettish temptress?
Guileless victim? A threat, a disgrace or an inspiration? 

This talk examines the historical Cleopatra and looks at some treatments of her 
in art, but mainly focuses on the presentation of Cleopatra in film from 1899-2005. 
Film clips include Cleopatra (1934), Cleopatra (1963) and HBO’s Rome (2005).

Contact: Liyana Fauzi, 204 786 9878

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