BEING CLEOPATRA: June 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Do you like Being Cleopatra?


Being Cleopatra has been going strong for a year and a half, but this blog would have never started without my CD Cleopatra's Voice.

If you like Being Cleopatra, then support the blog and buy a CD.

Below, listen to samples of my new CD featuring only pieces about Cleopatra!




Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cleopatra in Ads

Photo: Glamourologist
"Palmolive was developed in 1898 by the B.J. Johnson Company and by 1900 was the worlds best selling soap. It was named after its two principle ingredients - Palm and Olive oil.

By 1902 Palmolive had become known for its stylish advertising and sophisticated packaging and their message emphasised ingredient purity and the benefits of using their products.

In 1910 the company employed Lord & Thomas advertising agency to help them re position the brand into a luxury one that would enhance the beauty of women. This national campaign saw a series of wonderfully designed advertisements using Egyptian iconography."

~Glamourologist by Lucy Santos

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cleopatra Beach

Photo: Sun Search
Cleopatra Beach is situated on the western side of the peninsula which splits Alanya, beach resort city in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. The beach is said to be Alanya’s best. The sand is fine and there are not many rocks or stones but the water does deepen more quickly than at the eastern beach.

When Queen Cleopatra of Egypt was given the area around Alanya as a present from the Roman general Antony, she bathed at the foot of the cliff every day. Originally there was a tunnel, leading from the castle directly to her private beach, through which she was carried whenever she wanted to swim.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Catherine Zeta-Jones confirms plans in being Cleopatra


There has been much talk over the years about Catherine Zeta-Jones being Cleopatra. On The View on Friday June 15, 2012, Zeta-Jones was a guest where she addressed these rumors, “I just finished a movie with Steven Soderbergh and we have an idea - actually it was for a movie - to play Cleopatra. It’s a rock and roll musical movie, but we think it would just be fantastic on Broadway.”

Friday, June 15, 2012

Being Cleopatra: Miss Darragh



Photographed and published by Percy Guttenberg for the Queen's Theatre, Manchester. Card No. 714.

Miss Darragh (aka Letitia Marion Dallas) being Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare at the Queen's Theatre in Manchester, 1908 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cleopatra in Ads

Photo: We Love Ad
Cleopatra in Ads features this one for Panasonic Evolta batteries published in the September of 2009

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Being Cleopatra: Kim Martin-Cotten



Kim Martin-Cotten being Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in Kansas City, Missouri June 19-July 15, 2012

WHAT: Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare 

WHEN: June 19 - July 15, 2012 (June 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and July 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14)
WHERE: The base of a sloping hill in Southmoreland Park located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri
TICKETS: Admission to the festival is FREE and open seating on the hill is on a first-come, first-served basis. There are designated areas for blankets and for lawn chairs. Beach chairs are allowed in the blanket area as long as the chair seat rests on the ground. If you do not bring your own lawn chairs, plastic chairs are available to rent for the evening for $10 per chair. There is a reserved seating section down front close to the stage and reserved seats can be purchased for $25.  If you are a Fan of the Festival, you receive complimentary reserved seats with your contribution.

Click here to reserve seats!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Being Cleopatra: Natasha Grimm

Photo: Ballet Nebraska
Natasha Grimm being Cleopatra in Cleopatra with Ballet Nebraska Program at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska on March 30, 2012

Showcasing a variety of dance styles like ballet, swing, jazz, and pointe, Ballet Nebraska presents Momentum, a collection of seven short dance works. Dancers will tell the story of Cleopatra, the last ruler of classical Egypt. This piece, choreographed by Erika Overturff the artistic director of Ballet Nebraska, is inspired by To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures, a traveling exhibit currently on display at the Joslyn Art Museum.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Cleopatra's Voice


Do you like Being Cleopatra? After 2,000 years, Cleopatra remains a powerful, eternal presence who continues to captivate the imagination.

Cleopatra's Voice is more than just a CD, it represents a glimpse of how Cleopatra has been portrayed in art through the ages and through many different countries and cultures.


Pieces making their recording debut include:
Track 4: Non mi vantar gli allori
Track 5: La morte di Cleopatra
Track 7: Viens enfuyons-nous tous deux



Below, listen to samples of my new CD featuring pieces about Cleopatra!






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