Guenevere


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Guenevere:

see GuinevereGuinevere
, in Arthurian legend, wife of King Arthur. Her illicit and tragic love for Sir Launcelot, which foreshadowed the downfall of Arthur's kingdom, ends with her retirement to a convent.
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When Princess Guenevere comes out, it'll make it difficult for the stores to sell Precious Moments.
Yet, even in this instance, when his defiance of Arthur and loyalty to Guenevere emerge from his appreciation for the honor accorded him by the queen, he has the greater good of the kingdom in mind.
He's totally convincing as the greatest knight of the Round Table, with a singing voice to match, whether proclaiming his prowess in "C'est Moi" or lamenting his love for Guenevere in "If Ever I Would Leave You.
The final two sections concern Arthur's death and the deaths of Lancelot and Guenevere (444-56).
Nonetheless Saltzman's interpretation offers new evidence of the wide range of readings which the lyrics of Morris' Defence of Guenevere may bear.
Tall (5-foot-8), confident, charming, lovely and British (of course), she is how you'd imagine a queen, which she has indeed played: on Broadway as Guenevere in ``Camelot, '' or voiced - as Lillian in ``Shrek 2.
We do not need 'a composite portrait of Henry's queen [assembled] from the more sympathetic portrayals of Guenevere in courtly romance' (p.
21) Browning is quoting Morris' "Sir Giles's War-Song," The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (London, 1857).
And it seems to me that Kirchhoff makes a valuable contribution to our understandings of an important literary movement, when he observes this of Morris's characterization of Guenevere in his early Arthurian romance: "In creating the figure of Guenevere, Morris attempts to create a human center to the paradoxes inherent in the Pre-Raphaelite movement itself: its use of photographic realism to transcend the real; its use of narrative reference to overcome narrative time; its unstable blend of sensuous self-indulgence and spiritual puritanism; the narcissistic fascination with personal guilt it passed on to the Decadence.
Guenevere Burke of Armonk, NY, for example, is just 20 years old, but she's used to pushing herself academically.
As Guenevere, Rachel York (no relation to Michael) has no vocal difficulties, and she can weave her way around a ballad (``Before I Gaze at You Again'') or an upbeat flirty number (``Take Me to the Fair'') with equal brio.