Cleopatra: A Life
Robin Swicord is known for her work as a screenwriter for "Memoirs Of A Geisha", "Little Women" (co-producer), "Matilda" (co-written and co-produced with Nicholas Kazan) and "Shag" (shared). In 2009 she received an Oscar nomination for her contribution to "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." She recently presented a talk at USC's Institute for the Humanities on "Reviving Cleopatra", in which she contrasted the historical Cleopatra with portrayals handed down over the next 2,000 years through images, plays and other entertainments.
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