The Egyptian queen has generated varied treatments in art and film: she is the Cleopatra of myth and fantasy as well as history, a myth which began during her lifetime. Is Cleopatra an immoral ruination or great leader? Coquettish temptress? A threat, a disgrace or an inspiration? This talk examines the historical Cleopatra and looks at some of the treatments in art, and mainly film. Although her image has been reworked by countless generations, the real Cleopatra remains elusive behind all the masks which have been put on her.
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Thursday, February 27, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST