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Although feminist and materialist scholars have explored the violence and degradation of the bawdy house, the word bawdy carries as yet unexplored connotations that can illuminate early modern thinking about the contaminating eroticism of things.
He adds: "I always believed then that the story - a bawdy, fast-moving tale of wine, women, acting, gambling, electoral corruption and failed ambitions - would find its best expression in a stage musical".
The Bijou Art Cinemas goes bawdy for its Late Nite movie this weekend with "M3-D: The Movie," a campy, 1970s-style erotic comedy.
These smart-ass doodles are bawdy in their own way, and unlike the paintings, with their more explicit titles, they are harder to pin down.
But even Hogarth would have been stunned by the brash and bawdy antics that took place on Birmingham's Broad Street during the first week-end of the new licensing hours.
1713 Laurence Sterne, clergyman author of bawdy comic classic Tristram Shandy, was born
Tower Hamlets was plagued with bawdy houses, and the new society believed that preventing prostitution would lead to a decline in many other forms of vice.
Its impressive, often striking visual design and broad, bawdy humour could best be described as an offbeat combination of Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam and Wayne and Shuster.
At the same time, she examines the varied, potentially bawdy readings of Shakespeare's familiar name Will, which recurs prominently in the later sonnets.
SIR - The headline 'Bid for centre in honour of bawdy bard' (The Western Mail, October 28) sketching Dr Ted Milward's plan for a Dafydd ap Gwilym Centre, set my teeth on edge - once again.
I have seen Arabic movies where women at a wedding reception--segregated into a room separate from the men--sing bawdy songs about the pleasures the bride can expect on the wedding night.
exploit and as a substitute for artistic content, Bawdy Language speaks