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Mark Antony and popular culture : masculinity and the construction of an icon

Author: Rachael Kelly, (Film critic)
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan [distributor], 2014.
Series: International library of cultural studies, 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rachael Kelly traces the Mark Antony myth in Hollywood historical epic film and television and examines the complex discourses of hegemonic masculinity that have shaped it. Certain tropes occur time and again in constructing Mark Antony for the screen, nurtured by the strong influence of Roman gendered social mores on Western society. Kelly exposes and examines these tropes in order to look at how and why Mark  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marcus Antonius; Marcus Antonius; Marcus Antonius; Marcus Antonius, Triumvir; Fernsehen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael Kelly, (Film critic)
ISBN: 9781780765747 1780765746
OCLC Number: 883148963
Description: vii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 'A sort of retrofitting of the past with the present' --
Marcus Antonius: a life in invective --
'There's a great spirit gone': the absence of Fulvia and Curio --
'Th' abstract of all faults': Shakespeare's Antony as a cultural template --
Augustan projections: from Shakespeare to Rome --
'Neither wit, nor words, nor worth': Antony versus the hegemonic man --
A modern morality tale: embellishments from the screen age --
Conclusion: 'A tale of modern times in fancy dress'.
Series Title: International library of cultural studies, 36.
Responsibility: Rachael Kelly.

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In this fascinating account of a classical figure and his reception in popular culture, Rachael Kelly traces the evolution of the Mark Antony myth in Hollywood historical epic film and television.  Read more...

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