if the theatre fandom is so accepting why is it that i, cats,
Shakespeare never ever stops fiddling around with gendery stuff in his plays. Just when you think you’re dealing with a straightforward story of male warrior society and not-so-subtly homosexual nemesis stuff, we get Cominius’ description of teenage Martius and his…
Don’t do it, Aufidius! Don’t give your army away on the first date!
I don’t ship Coriolanus/Aufidius. Shakespeare, Coriolanus, and Aufidius ship Coriolanus/Aufidius and I just accept it for what it is.
"I fell in love the way the characters of Follies break down: slowly, and then all at once."
nxymar said: thankyou for your wonderful post on cleopatra! i agree, there are so many wonderful female rulers of ancient egypt who were actually egyptian. im not sure why there is such an obsession with cleopatra.
My post on Cleopatra was not intended to say Cleopatra was overrated, just that she was not a symbol of African or Middle Eastern self-rule, and is not whitewashed.
Cleopatra was awesome! She had tremendous economic control of the richest country in the world, and was shrewd at diplomacy, brilliant at leadership, and sponsored scholars. She saw a lot of risks and a lot of brutality to rise to and maintain her power, but it worked, cannot.
Cleopatra, like her contemporaries, such as Mark Antony, Octavian, Julius Caesar, Fulvia Bambula, was a power player in Rome’s game. That’s what makes her life interesting. But she’s not a good example of Egyptian self rule and she’s not anything other than Macedonian.