Flirtatiousness


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Flirtatiousness

See also Seduction.
Boop, Betty
comic strip character who flirts to win over boys. [Comics: Horn, 110]
can-can
boisterous and indecorous French dance designed to arouse audiences. [Fr. Hist.: Scholes, 151]
Célimène
unabashed coquette wooed by Alceste. [Fr. Lit.: The Misanthrope]
Columbine
light-hearted, flirtatious girl. [Ital. Lit.: Walsh Classical, 83]
dandelion
traditional symbol of flirtation. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 413]
daylily
traditional symbol of flirtation. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
fan
symbol of coquetry. [Folklore: Jobes, 370]
Frasquita
woman character chiefly remembered for her flirtatiousness toward old Don Eugenio. [Ger. Opera: Wolf, The Magistrate, Westerman, 262]
Habanera
Carmen’s “love is a wild bird” provokes hearers. [Fr. Opera: Bizet, Carmen, Westerman, 189–190]
Jiménez, Pepita
young widow coquettishly distracts seminarian; love unfolds. [Span. Lit.: Pepita Jiménez]
Julie, Miss
young gentlewoman high-handedly engages servant’s love. [Swed. Lit.: Miss Julie in Plays by August Strindberg]
Musetta
leads on Alcindoro while pursuing Marcello. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, La Bohème, Westerman, 349]
O’Hara
Scarlett hot-tempered heroine-coquette who wooed Southern Gentlemen. [Am. Lit.: Gone With The Wind]
Varden, Dolly
Watteau-style colorful costume: broad-brimmed hat and dress with deep cleavage; honors Dickens character. [Br. Costume: Misc.; Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge, Espy, 272]
West, Mae
(1892–1980) actress personified as a vamp; known for her famous line, “Come up and see me some time.” [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 759]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Thus, it is in the fluidity and the interstices of gender and sexual identities that the flirtatiousness and playfulness of the courtesan milieu emerges, and it is in Bombay film songs, not narratives, that Eros is most powerfully expressed.
Consistent with this view, an article by Alan Krohn (2005) states, "[A] hysteric was someone who presented conversion reactions along with some other surface behavioural traits such as passivity, emotional lability, childishness and flirtatiousness."
There are many folk songs that testify to the romanticism and flirtatiousness of rural people, including this one: 'You, dear young girl, who are cutting grass alone!/Let me cut it with you and together we will form a compatible couple.' (65) In 1941 Pham Duy became the tutor of the children of Le Dinh Tran, a province chief in Hu'ng Yen.
Like Ralph and Isabel's flirtatiousness, the homosocial bond is toned down in the acting edition.
Throughout this scene, Austen stresses Edward's "good humour and Gaiety" as well as Kitty's "natural Unreserve" (208) such that the couple, though strangers, soon talk with a degree of ease and flirtatiousness that would have horrified Kitty's guardian: "But my dear Miss Percival," Edward presses, "what do you say to my accompanying you [to the dance]?
Indeed, he appeared to be nursing a crush for the young artist, whom he habitually addressed with a kind of avuncular flirtatiousness. The fifty-four-year-old Diderot seemed to be living an idyll vicariously through them, and he had been peskily pressing the mature Falconet to marry Collot.
She balances childlike innocence with almost knowing flirtatiousness as Meg appears to be unconscious of the threatening events which are playing out all around her.
For these young people, the act did not promote the refined flirtatiousness which came to predominate in musical comedies.
(51) Both roles permitted privileged women a degree of influence in public affairs, a theme also addressed in Gertrude Jenning's one-act suffrage play, A Woman's Influence, in which men who are more susceptible to feminine flattery and flirtatiousness than to reason are the objects of ridicule.
(34.) Joan Riviere's argument about masquerade centres upon a case study of a female academic in the 1920s whose 'theft' of the masculine prerogative to speak confidently in public is masked by her feminine performance of approval-seeking flirtatiousness after her lectures.
It hasn't worn out its welcome just yet, and some of the shows that have been emerging from the fad - with their mixture of flirtatiousness, artistry and flat-out comedy - have been a lot of fun.