Locusta and Agrippina
, living at the same time, were an exception, and proved the determination of providence to effect the entire ruin of the Roman empire, sullied by so many crimes.
Preliminary information about 'Sejanus:' Of the characters in the play the following are patriots, opposed to Sejanus: Agrippina
, Drusus, the three boys, Arruntius, Silius, Sabinus, Lepidus, Cordus, Gallus, Regulus.
"Be gay securely; Dispel, my fair, with smiles, the tim'rous clouds, That hang on thy clear brow."--Death of Agrippina
What is even more important in this context, however, is that in Agrippina
, Hamilton attempts to resolve some of the problems surrounding women's reading of classical history outlined in the earlier sections of this essay.
Jacqueline Kennedy--amusingly cast by Lubin to play Ethel Rosenberg to Jack's Julius, as well as Agrippina
to his slain Germanicus and the better half of Grant Wood's American Gothic--was an icon in her own right.
Her second chapter catalogues more broadly the appearance of elite women in Josephus's Antiquities (for example, Livia, Antonia, Agrippina
) to illustrate that these "noblewomen" are presented in a positive light and in "stark contrast" to Josephus's denigration or dismissal of Hasmonean, Herodian, and biblical women (41).
is the young Handel's daring, somewhat comical treatment of vicious cynical duplicity--personal and political--and was supported in this case by quite a good cast in a mixed-era staging (cocaine-sniffing degeneracy here; imperial intrigue there).
Jane Newman's new study, though not a synthesis, at least makes the attempt to capture Lohenstein's intellectual complexity with readings of the four plays by Lohenstein which feature female protagonists (Sophonisbe, Epicharis, Agrippina
, and Cleopatra).
Earlier in the day, trainer Alan Bailey produced Agrippina
to put herself into the reckoning for the 1000 Guineas after overturning the highly- rated Henry Cecil charge High Walden.
The work could not be described as a biography of Agrippina
since the materials for that are not available.
It centers upon the machinations of the emperor Nero, who, though he has been placed on the throne by his mother Agrippina
(Agrippine), fears his half brother Britannicus as a rival for the throne.
, his second wife, to set aside his own son Britannicus and adopt her son by a former marriage, Lucius Domitius (later Nero ), as his successor.