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Synonyms for Guenevere

(Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur


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Hearing of this apparent gesture of affection, Guenevere "en est tant a malese qu'ele ne set quel conseill prendre de soi, fors tant que ele se venchera de Lancelot" (32).
Arthur and Guenevere transgress the norms of courtesy by retiring to sleep in the middle of the day, and this transgression produces a story about learning courtesy: it is while they are asleep that, to pass the time, Colgrevance tells the tale that prompts Ywains quest and the central narrative of the poem.
Even though Guenevere is married, and pursuing her puts her valuable social reputation at risk, he fails to perceive the social consequences of his actions: he does not "[believe] very much in their attachment" (49) and "only [plays] at love" (51) with her.
She has played most of the main female roles including Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Guenevere in Camelot, Mabel in Mack and Mabel, Siebel in Faust, and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof.
This, as Jackson has observed, is in startling contrast to the weak marriage of Arthur and Guenevere, as well as to the false chivalry of Lancelot.
When Baz Luhrmann brought it to Broadway in 2002 (with 28 musicians, compared with the Met's 83), there was some critical headscratching in the aisles regarding its lovers, Mimi and Rodolfo, who fall out of love offstage, much as Guenevere and Lancelot fall in love during the intermission.
Good, another one of Gawain's knightly virtues, as suggested in "And Gawain, / The good sat beside Guenevere," is privileged over God, and religious devotion is replaced by love for others.
I have had many film roles, including Guenevere in the 1967 film musical Camelot and Robin Lerner in Deep Impact in 1998.
Chretien de Troyes first told the story of the exalting love between Lancelot and Guenevere and introduced the theme of the quest for the Holy Grail.
In Camelot, King Arthur strives to fulfill his ideals for a just and peaceful kingdom, yet his dreams are betrayed when a doomed love arises between Queen Guenevere (Meg Bussert) and Arthur's closest friend, Lancelot (Richard Muenz).
2) Below, Guenevere Smith, portraying Lillian Russell, walks near a model of the fair's administration building.
Queen Guenevere and others laugh at Dinadan when they see him dressed in a woman's clothes.
New to the cast also are a pair of Broadway veterans: Rachel de Benedet as Guenevere and Matt Bogart as Lancelot.
The students know of King Arthur, or Guenevere, or Lancelot, or even Gawain (particularly if they read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight earlier in the semester) in a way that most students do not know of the Red Cross Knight or Chaucer's The Wife of Bath.