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You need more than a good voice to sing the countertenor role of the sun-worshipping Egyptian leader. When Phelim asked if I would enter naked, in a slow-motion sequence that lasts over four minutes, I asked him why. Read on the original site.
Cleopatra Thea Philopator refused to do what she was told. In an age where patriarchy denied full citizenship to even the most elite of Roman women, Cleopatra ruled her Egypt determined to keep it independent and free from Roman control — at any price necessary. Rockefeller Gaelic: Labhrais Eun Caraid is an author of over twenty books published and self-published since August and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to Chinese and everything in between.
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Like many rulers from the time before we had running water and microwaves, the pharaohs of Egypt were considered to be only rivaled in power by the gods their people worshipped. Considering the ancient Egyptians worshipped a god with crocodile for a head, they must have thought their pharaohs were pretty boss. As you may recall from The Mummy movies, cats were kind of a big deal in ancient Egypt.
He is noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Atenwhich is sometimes described as monolatristichenotheisticor even quasi- monotheistic. An early inscription likens the Aten to the sun as compared to stars, and later official language avoids calling the Aten a god, giving the solar deity a status above mere gods. Akhenaten tried to shift his culture from Egypt's traditional religionbut the shifts were not widely accepted.
When Phelim asked if I would enter naked, in a slow-motion sequence that lasts over four minutes, I asked him why. And he was right. With the cold air of the theatre on my scalp, with my hairless arms feeling almost wet, and with the inner strength I had to find in the vulnerability of being completely naked in public, I did feel I could get somewhere deeper with my portrayal of the Egyptian pharaoh.