The Shifting Image of an Icon
By (author) Francesca Royster
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Becoming Cleopatra by Francesca Royster
Book DescriptionCleopatra. Sexy, sultry, political, and racially ambiguous. Moving fluidly from Shakespeare's England to contemporary LA, Francesca Royster looks at the performance of race and sexuality in a wide range of portrayals of that icon of dangerous female sexuality, Cleopatra. Royster begins with Shakespeare's original appropriation of Plutarch, and then moves on to analyze performances of the Cleopatra icon by Josephine Baker, Elizabeth Taylor, Pam Grier (Cleopatra Jones) and Queen Latifah (in Set It Off ). Royster argues that Cleopatra highlights a larger cultural anxiety about women, sexuality, and race.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403961099
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Moving from Shakespeare's England to contemporary Los Angeles, Francesca Royster looks at the performance of race and sexuality in wide range of portrayals of that icon of dangerous female sexuality, Cleopatra.
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Author Biography - Francesca Royster
FRANCESCA ROYSTER is Associate Professor of English at DePaul University, where she teaches courses on Shakespeare, film, and black feminism. She is one of the leading young African American feminist Shakespeare scholars.
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