BBC - A Timewatch Guide: Cleopatra (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2008 Kbps | 58mn 59s | 901 MiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: NoneGenre: Documentary
Using the BBC film archives, historian Vanessa Collinridge explores how our view of Cleopatra has changed and evolved over the years - from Roman propaganda, through Shakespeare's role in casting her as a doomed romantic heroine, to her portrayal in the golden age of Hollywood. Along the way Vanessa investigates Cleopatra's relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, her role as a politician, whether she should be seen as a murderer, and her tragic end. Drawing on the views of academic experts, BBC documentaries and drama, Vanessa charts how, throughout history, Cleopatra's image has been subject to myth, cliche and propaganda.