Bridging Beauty by ProQuest


Lift a little here, draw a bit there, expose some leg, arms and neck and voila! A social rank falls (or rises, as the case may be) before the audience's very eyes. 16th Century Gaga "The main element that the director wanted revealed from the costumes is that the wives are caged in," says An. Based on Margaret F. Rosenthal's book The Honest Courtesan , Dangerous Beauty follows the life and career of poet Veronica Franco who, prohibited due to the loss of her family's fortune from marrying the man she loved, instead embraced the social and educational opportunities that became available to her via the world's oldest profession.

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