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courtesan

, courtezan
(esp formerly) a prostitute, or the mistress of a man of rank
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The contrasting portrait in figure 2 is more the norm, as many courtesans were photographed sitting on chairs or reclining on chaises longues, striking bold poses.
Anne was staunchly English and Anglican, but versions of courtesan narrative cast her female favourites as insidious agents of the godless Whigs (Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough) or the Church Party (Abigail Masham).
The courtesan is a permanent and prolific figure in the arts of South Asia.
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.
Charles de Beaumont, has inspired the collaborators to explore the overlap between soldier and courtesan, drawing from the kabuki cross-dressing techniques of "Onnagata." As if this trio blending the dance and theatre worlds weren't an intriguing enough collaboration, there's fashion in the mix: Reportedly, Alexander McQueen has designed costumes telegraphing the fabulousness of the French court.
In The Company of The Courtesan by Sarah Dunant ...
For example, one chapter examines how role-playing and games based on famous stories such as "Dream of the Red Chamber" (Honglou meng) elevated the image and status of courtesan entertainment and allowed clients to indulge in fantasies without worrying about their social roles in reality.