courtesan


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Synonyms for courtesan

Synonyms for courtesan

Synonyms for courtesan

a woman who cohabits with an important man

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First, Wei protects herself and the courtesan house by invoking (yichang guiju, regulations of the foreign concessions of Shanghai).
Exploring records that suggest Shakespeare's probable familiarity with a Clerkenwell prostitute known as "Lucy Negro" or "Black Luce" leads Salkeld into a fascinating account of the charged light and dark imagery linked with Shakespeare's depictions of characters named Luciana, Luce, and Courtesan in Comedy of Errors: it also fosters a renewed argument for Black Luce's identity as the Dark Lady of the sonnets.
We may begin by illustrating this point through a look at two histories of the courtesan and how they replicate a particular logic of containing, disciplining and "silencing" the courtesan subject.
Heywood depicts Edward IV'S famous mistress lane Shore, and Kyd's Bel-imperia, modeled on the famed Roman courtesan Lucrezia Cognati, becomes the first "real prostitute on the English stage" (100, 108).
Entranced by her beauty, and the romantic notion of the history of the French courtesan she had represented, a charmed Karl Lagerfeld photographed her debut look book himself.
In "La Traviata," Violetta is a 19th-century courtesan whose world is rocked when she experiences true love after being befriended by the headstrong Alfredo.
Courtesan blogs are an extreme, but excellent, representation of this medium's potential as they take full advantage of its possibilities.
A cultivated man like Hakim Mahdi, who later became Vazir [prime minister of Awadh], owed his initial success to a courtesan named Piyaro, who advanced her own money to enable him to make an offering to the ruler on his first appointment as Governor of a Province of Awadh.
The Protestant Whore: Courtesan Narrative and Religious Controversy in England, 1680-1750.
Called Courtesan, it is full of rich embellishment, velvets, silks, satin and gold.
Older courtesan Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer) has an illicit affair with Cheri (Rupert Friend), the son of rival Madame Peloux (Kathy Bates) who has plans for her son to marry a posho.
A courtesan falls in love with a lusty young nobleman, but breaks off their affair for the sake of his family's reputation.
You could escape to the decadent world of Paris in the early 1900s in Cheri, a sumptuous love story between Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer), a beautiful retired courtesan, and Cheri (Rupert Friend), her Byronesque young lover.
Fleming plays the alluring courtesan who breaks society's conventions for a life with Alfredo Germont (sung by Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja) in one of Verdi's best-loved works.
Michelle Pfeiffer plays Lea de Lonval, an ageing courtesan who falls in love with a much younger man.