Hippolyta


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Hippolyta

queen of the Amazons; attacked Attica but was defeated by Theseus, who then married her. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 468]

Hippolyta,

girdle of secured after fight with Amazon queen; Hercules’ ninth Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
See: Quest
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class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddleTheseus (Francis Waweru) and Hippolyta (Zoie Ndonye) dancing in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ballet performance by Dance Centre Kenya at Kenya National Theatre.
Diana (Gadot) is an Amazonian princess, who lives on the island of Themyscira under the benevolent rule of her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen).
"Gadot sells the innocence and humor in these moments every bit as convincingly as Daryl Hannah in 'Splash.' Her chemistry with Pine is just as unexpected and electric." Meanwhile, the (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/wonder-woman-review-1005711) Hollywood Reporter  praised Robin Wright's Antiope and Connie Nielsen's Queen Hippolyta. Many reviews also highlight Lucy Davis' comedic secretary Etta and Elena Anaya's villainous Dr.
It all begins as Theseus plans his wedding to prisoner of war Hippolyta. But will Oberon save her?
It begins in the tyrannical court of Athens, where Theseus (John Hannah) is set to marry Hippolyta (Eleanor Matsuura) against her will.
And if they did milk their moments in the spotlight, well, that's precisely what their characters are supposed to be doing when putting on a play for the condescending toffs, Theseus and Hippolyta, played by Sam Redford and Laura Harding.
Shakespeare had implied in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1594-96) that gentlemen and gentlewomen possess this capacity when he had Duke Theseus tell Hippolyta, who--along with Egeus--has objected that the acting of Bottom and his artisan friends will only make them look ridiculous, that their "sport shall be to take what they mistake, / And what poor duty cannot do, / Noble respect takes it in might, not merit" (5.1.90-92).
In Chapter 1, Arnaudo cites Richard Reynolds, who called the comic book medium 'a modern mythology', and the rest of the chapter follows this lead, noting the mythological origins of characters such as Wonder Woman (as Diana the Amazon, daughter of Queen Hippolyta), as well as mythological figures directly appropriated (such as Hercules, Medusa and Ares).
The only eye-candy here is Queen Hippolyta (Okwui Okpokwasili), the Amazon beauty the Duke boasts of having vanquished in bloody battle.
"I will wed thee in another key": David Grindley's Interpretation of Theseus and Hippolyta's Relationship in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
It's Puck's job to cure the painful pangs of unrequited love in Fairyland, where Theseus of Athens (Mark Bourdeau) and the Amazon Queen Hippolyta (Carol Sweny) are to celebrate their wedding.
Paul Whel-ans Theseus was commanding but a touch billowy, and Catherine Young (Hippolyta) was warm and even of voice.