Gone with the Wind 1939 - Chekhov: Comedy Shorts TV - Miguel de Cervantes - William Shakespeare - Henry Austin Dobson - Lorenz Hart - John Keats - Rudyard Kipling - The Borgias TV - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 - Jane Austen - Timeshift: How to Be a Lady: An Elegant History TV - Serena Williams TV -
Scarlett: Sir, you are no gentlemen.
Rhett: And you, miss, are no lady. Gone with the Wind 1939 starring Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh & Leslie Howard & Olivia de Haviland & Thomas Mitchell & Barbara Mitchell & Evelyn Keyes & Ann Rutherford & George Reeves & Fred Crane & Hattie McDaniel & Alicia Rhett et al, director Victor Fleming
I’ve fought three duels over ladies. I’ve walked out on twelve ladies. Nine ladies have walked out on me. Oh I used to be an idiot. Got crushes on them, whispered sweet nothings, clicked my heels, bowed and scraped, fell in love, suffered, sighed in the moonlight, froze up, melted in puddles ... Dark eyes, red lips, dimples in the cheeks ... All women are pretentious, affected, hateful, gossipy liars to the marrow of their bones. Vain, petty, merciless, they can’t think straight ... Pure crocodile. Chekhov: Comedy Shorts: The Bear starring Julian Barratt & Julia David & Reece Shearsmith, Sky Arts 2010
Faint heart ne’er won fair lady. Miguel de Cervantes
For, having such a blessing in his lady,
He finds the joys of heaven here on earth. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice III iv 70-71, Jessica to Lorenzo and Lancelot
The ladies of St James’s!
They’re painted to the eyes;
Their white it stays for ever,
Their red it never dies:
But Phyllida, my Phyllida!
Her colour comes and goes;
It trembles to a lily, –
It wavers to a rose. Henry Austin Dobson, The Ladies of St James’s, 1883
I get too hungry for dinner at eight.
I like the theater but never come late.
I never bother with people I hate.
That’s why the lady is a tramp. Lorenz Hart, The Lady is a Tramp, song 1937
I met a lady in the meads
Full beautiful, a faery’s child
Her hair was long, her foot was light
And her eyes were wild. John Keats, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, 1820
She looked at me as she did love
And made sweet moan. ibid.
La belle dame sans merci
Thee hath in thrall. ibid.
I’ve taken my fun where I’ve found it,
An’ now I must pay for my fun,
For the more you ’ave known o’ the others
The less will you settle to one. Rudyard Kipling, The Ladies, 1896
And stop this ‘my lady’ nonsense. The Borgias s1e5: The Borgias in Love, Lucrezia to lover, Showtime 2011
Beautiful ladies! The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 starring Uma Thurman & John Neville & Eric Idle & Jonathan Pryce & Oliver Reed & Sarah Polley & Bill Paterson & Charles McKeown & Winston Dennis & Robin Williams & Alison Steadman & Ray Cooper et al, director Terry Gilliam, Baron
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. Jane Austen, Persuasion
Once upon a time most women aspired to be ladies. A lady was easy to define: she wore corsets and voluminous skirts and rode side-saddle. She had impeccable manners. And above all a lady knew her place. Timeshift: How to Be a Lady: An Elegant History with Rachel Johnson, BBC 2017
The lady became associated with male oppression and inequality. ibid.
This unlikely return of the lady. ibid.
I am here to play women’s tennis. I’m a lady. Predominantly, most of the time I always like to play ladies. Serena Williams