Concepts of personal and national identity in text and performance of Antony and Cleopatra. by D. S. Jenks Download PDF EPUB FB2
Abstract. Although national identity is a subject of much agonised debate in almost all countries today, the debate is marred by several dubious assumptions. These include such beliefs as that national identity consists in being different from others and is diluted by intercultural borrowing, that it is historically fixed, that it is the sole or the major source of political legitimacy, that the state's Cited by: This is an incomplete draft examining some of the oddities of Antony's identity and their social significance in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.
Perhaps somebody has already written this essay, I don't know. Any comments, criticisms. Rome was a recurring theme throughout Shakespeare's career, from the celebrated Julius Caesar, to the more obscure Cymbeline. In this book, Paul Innes assesses themes of politics and national identity in these plays through the common theme of Rome.4/5(1).
first performance c. written by William Shakespeare based on Plutarch's Life of Antony follows relationship between Cleopatra and Antony from Sicilian revolt to Cleopatra's suicide set in Rome and Egypt (with quick switches in place and time) Alexandria = sensual, imaginative Rome = pragmatic, austere difficulty of categorization of genre.
Politics and Love in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Although the political struggles in Antony and Cleopatra are often treated as backdrops to the supposedly more engaging love affair between the two title characters, these struggles permeate the entire play, and give the love story its heightened sense of importance and tragedy.
a story of national identity (Trojan-ness; Greek-ness) keyed to how language. is used. the story transforms an earlier, Homeric narrative of craft (the making of. the horse and the plan of deceit) into a Virgilian narrative of language.
Aeneas’s own story of his File Size: KB. To this day, Cleopatra remains a popular figure in Western culture. Her legacy survives in numerous works of art and the many dramatizations of her story in literature and other media, including William Shakespeare's tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, Jules Massenet's opera Cléopâtre and the film Cleopatra.
That is, country identity determines the social identity, the same way, and national, religious, ethnic and class – based have a great impact in shaping other identities. The perception of different identities is based on the reciprocity and mutual understanding as well as interaction positioning.
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It is the sense of "a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, and language." National identity may refer to the subjective feeling one shares with a group of people about a nation, regardless of one's legal citizenship status.
The Concept Of Personal Identity Words | 5 Pages. Identity is very complex, everyone has a different definition and a different idea of what identity is. When one talks about personal identity they are usually talking about how they identify themselves and how they feel as a person.
Hinduism is one of the world's oldest and greatest religious traditions. In captivating prose, Shashi Tharoor untangles its origins, its key philosophical concepts and texts. He explores everyday Hindu beliefs and practices, from worship to pilgrimage to caste, and touchingly reflects on his personal beliefs and relationship with the religion.
the formation of national identity and the vernacular and the everyday is conspic- uously absent from their analysis However, a theme of this book is that the meaning of symbolic cultural elements.
In Antony and Cleopatra, when Cleopatra learns Antony has married Octavia, she cries: “Melt Egypt into Nile, and kindly creatures / Turn all to serpents!” ().
This calls back Antony’s opening declaration of his love for Cleopatra when he is being called back to Rome: “Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch / Of the ranged.
national identity and its effects, then, it is essential to examine the dynamics of social groups and how these dynamics affect members’ attitudes and behaviors. There are two aspects of national identity that are of primary importance to the social theory of national identity: the level of com-File Size: KB.
NATIONAL IDENTITY: AN ARGUMENT FOR THE STRICT DEFINITION Omar Dahbour ABSTRACT: Two concepts of national identity are prevalent in contemporary political philosophy - a strict one that regards nationality as based on a belief in common ancestry or ethnicity and a loose one that views nationality as a malleable term without fixed properties.
Crucially, this scene dramatizes imitation by way of Antony’s performance of Cleopatra, and it is itself an imitation, or performance, of legends of Hercules and Omphale In placing her “tires and mantles” on Antony, she dresses him, as she does in the scene of arming him for battle, as something that he is not.
Antony is no more a. The personal and social nature of identity gives the construct its greatest theoretical potential—namely to provide insight into the relationship between the individual and society. Concepts of identity are complex and changing, and in this book Katherine Hoffman examines images of individuals and families from ancient Egypt to the presentmore than two thirds of the book covers the twentieth by: 5.
Key features include: Essays on the play's critical and performance history - A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play - A selection of new essays by leading scholars - A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Antony and Cleopatra is among Shakespeare's most enduringly.
: words IDENTITY THEORY AND SOCIAL IDENTITY THEORY ∗ Peter J. Burke Jan E. Stets Washington State University ∗ An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Social Psychology Section Session on Theoretical Frameworks at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, File Size: 85KB.
Read "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare available from Rakuten Kobo. The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance.
For this second edition of Antony and Cleopatra, David Bevington has included in his introductory section a thorough consideration of recent critical and stage interpretations, demonstrating how the theatrical design and imagination of this play make it one of Brand: Cambridge University Press.
The content of the dimensions (gender roles, vocational choice, political preferences, and religious beliefs), to which the goals, values, and beliefs of a person are directed and which the empirical measurements of identity status are based on, are actually core elements of personal identity rather than ego identity that is addressed by Cited by: 7.
Palestine stands alone among the Roman provinces in that here only there existed a national identity strong enough effectively to challenge Roman rule. That identity depended on a body of Hebrew religious writings that constituted a concrete locus for the formation of.
An Anthropological Conceptualisation of Identity Abstract The anthropological approach to the concept of identity is needed because “identity” (ei-ther personal or collective) is not naturally “given”, but it is culturally defined and consti-tuted, for human beings live in.
A. Richard Alston, Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt.A Social History. Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt provides a complete reassessment of the impact of the Roman army on local societies, and convincingly challenges the orthodox picture.
The soldiers are seen not as an isolated elite living in fear of the local populations, but as relatively well-integrated into local : Erika Harlitz-Kern. The Guinness Book of Records lists feature-length film and TV versions of William Shakespeare ' s plays, making Shakespeare the most filmed author ever in any language.
As of Julythe Internet Movie Database lists Shakespeare as having writing credit on 1, films, including those under production but not yet released. The earliest known production is King John from The Link between Identity and Role Performance PETER J.
BURKE Indiana University DONALD C. REITZES Georgia State University Despite interest in the influence of self-concept on behavior, research has been limited by (I) the need to better understand the mechanism by. understandings of identity. In the past several decades, the concept of identity has been taken up more broadly, both within sociology and in other disciplines.
In this essay, I review key questions and recent research on identity in social cognition and symbolic interaction, then take up key themes of current social psychologicalFile Size: KB. Personal Identity Is (Mostly) Performance Wearing, showing, and sharing the many things that make up your personal presence helps you understand yourself.
Jennifer Ouellette.Search metadata Search text contents Search TV news captions Search archived web sites Advanced Search. upload UPLOAD; person. National Emergency Library. Top Full text of "National Geographic History Vol.1 No.4 ".Antony and Cleopatra is the tragedy of a man destined to rule the world who instead brings himself to ruin through capitulation to desires of the flesh; deserted by friends and subjects, he is forced to seek the escape of ignoble suicide.
Shakespeare's source for the play was Sir Thomas North's translation of .