The humanistic decorum demanded of women in the royal complaintes and coded in terms of silence, bodily restraint, widow's weeds
, and confinement to the home, served not just to banish the "loud and indecent wailing, horrible keening, and holy altars shak[ing] with the wailing of women once complained about by Petrarch and to remove women from the public rituals of mourning once dominated by them, but to remove women from public life more generally.
Black as jet, it did not shine in the light either, thus creating the perfect 'widow's weeds
If you've already blown your wad on widow's weeds
, I hope you saved the sales slips, because this is one husband with the will power and common sense to make this the world's first one-man "lite" cruise.
In either case, it is clear that the call to leave behind their widow's weeds
and be dressed anew in glory and justice was issued through the intervention of God.
The squawking, period-appropriate voices and faux-Fosse moves of the chorus girls seem to mock self-satisfied Joey, notably as they parade around in slutty widow's weeds
in "Happy Hunting Horn."
She may have spent her latter years in widow's weeds
, but her subjects were engaging in debauchery on a scale not witnessed since the fall of Rome.
SHE may be wearing widow's weeds
- but Angela Harris has a more sinister reason for bidding her husband Tommy a final farewell.
And donning the widow's weeds
that Victoria wore from the day her husband died, Prunella takes the part of the Queen looking back over her life through the words of her journals and letters.
Tonight however, you can see Prunella don a prosthetic nose and the widow's weeds
to portray the Vicster in a series of reconstructions.
Even her daughter's wedding, in July 1962, was conducted, in dress and solemnity, as if it were a funeral, and Victoria wore her widow's weeds
for Prince Edward's wedding in the following year.
Even in passion-killing widow's weeds
, Kitty Aldridge somehow stayed sexy AND not so prude in a snood (that's a medieval hairnet - watch for it in Call My Bluff).
Only the occasional food shortages, the price of coal and the fogs, which crept into the crannies on winter nights and grew as thick as a widow's weeds
to blacken the town, touched the times gone by.
Bathed in Peter Mumford's exquisite lighting--a Rembrandtesque gold to match the warmth of the quietly acknowledged love between Ursula and Vincent in act one, a chilly mix of shadows for the play's somber final minutes--Higgins' face expresses even the slightest changes in feeling with remarkable subtlety and clarity, keeping us aware of the roiling heart beneath the black linen widow's weeds
. But to admire acting on a moment-by-moment basis is also to be aware of it.
I'M in mourning, clad in widow's weeds
, for the first series of the magnificent Six Feet Under is dead and buried.
After the death of her husband in February, 1952, she scorned thoughts of withdrawal into widow's weeds
as tradition seemed almost to dictate.