Lucrezia Borgia

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Noun1.Lucrezia Borgia - Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)Lucrezia Borgia - Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
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The performance announced was Lucrezia Borgia, and it was to take place that evening.
We saw also an autograph letter of Lucrezia Borgia, a lady for whom I have always entertained the highest respect, on account of her rare histrionic capabilities, her opulence in solid gold goblets made of gilded wood, her high distinction as an operatic screamer, and the facility with which she could order a sextuple funeral and get the corpses ready for it.
This morning I had been looking at Giorgione's picture of the cruel-eyed woman, said to be a likeness of Lucrezia Borgia.
More men have been stabbed with Lucrezia Borgia daggers and dropped into the Thames for laughing at Head Centres and Triangles than for betraying secrets; for this is human nature.
It's sort of like lauding the Lucrezia Borgia of poisonous legend for a deft hand with seasoning.
Ah Sinitta - you are to TV cookery shows what Lucrezia Borgia was to wine tasting evenings round Pope Alexander VI's place.
I just thank God that Lucrezia Borgia isn't around.
When I say no, he replies, "I could be wrong, but I'd be willing to bet it's Lucrezia Borgia.
She delivered the world's first live 3D opera - Mike Figgis' Lucrezia Borgia - a 3D worldwide cinema release of Matthew Bourne's award winning Swan Lake and coproduced the first live museum broadcast from the National Gallery Leonardo exhibition.
In these respects Browning summons a range of intertextual Lucrezias, from the raped Roman Lucretia (Livy and Shakespeare) to the Renaissance Italian pawn of political/matrimonial expedience Lucrezia Borgia.
Allyson Burgess Williams provides a vivid account of the living quarters of Lucrezia Borgia who, unlike her more famous sister-in-law, Isabella d'Este, chose to decorate her quarters with gorgeous (and perishable) tapestries rather than paintings and sculptures.
Back in 2009, reviewing her Lucrezia Borgia for these pages.