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    Burlesque Etymology

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    Burlesque--the Past, the Present, and the Striptease There are many fascinating words in the English language, all with their unique origins and history. Among such words of interest is the word burlesque. In order to discover the true definition of the world, its etymology, meaning, and history will be examined. ETYMOLOGY Etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history (Google). According to the Oxford English Dictionary online database, it is said that burlesque comes from the French burlesque and Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla meaning ridicule or mockery. However, the word's origins remain uncertain with other sources suggesting that “[b]urlesque…

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    Wilke’s: Super-T-Art -1974. Captured at the Kitchen, New York; Super-T-Art shows the artist in a progression of twenty poses in which she portrays the transformation of the Virgin Mary to the crucified Christ in the style of burlesque using only a white table cloth as a prop. The actions used in the piece link to cliché porn culture performance, but also to reoccurring themes in new burlesque shows; the use of role play and stereotypes. Similarly to burlesque, Wilke’s performance exposes an…

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    Apollo Theater In Harlem

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    Among all of the great venues across the entire history of the world there is simply no other that comes even close to the importance and influence of the legendary Apollo Theater. Through the history the Apollo merged itself with the African-American Culture in Harlem. Gave people the chance to audition and show their talent. Participated on the Civil Rights Movements alongside Black Nationalist and last but not least created fundraiser for the people of Harlem. Every time Harlem is mentioned…

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    were created and enjoyed by many of the world. These forms of entertainment could be musicals, variety shows, musical comedies, and so on, and these shows could reflect the society during that period of time. Observations about a society’s culture can be drawn from many sources such as Burlesque and Vaudeville. These two forms of variety shows emerged in American within twenty years of each other, but it had vastly different performances because of how they needed to adapt to the current culture…

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    London’s Victorian burlesque featured in the 1830s and 40s blended the use of humor and the female body to entertain their audiences. It showed cladly dressed women dancing to songs rewritten with a comedic twist while revealing what was underneath their clothes and flirted with the audience. ‘it involved transgressive comedy and songs, but the primary attraction of burlesque was sex . . in the form of ribald humor and immodestly dressed women.’ (Kenrick, n.d.). Burlesque performers sort to pick…

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    Burlesque has not just been used to protest gender roles and the rights of women it also been used to teach a pro-sex message. The AIDS epidemic of the 1980s brought not only a deadly disease to humanity but also a fear of gay sex that was ripple down from the government's failure to address the situation. AIDS activist seeked information about transmission and prevention instead of the punitive actions they received. ‘Queer women today exist in a community that has experienced the feminist sex…

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    You can ask anyone what they think an iconic moment in film is and most of the time get a different answer from each person. My dad would say something from a World War II movie, my mother would say something about Julia Roberts and I would go into deep detail about the scene in Burlesque where Cher is applying Christina Aguilera’s makeup and how it transformed her character from a small town girl into a confident woman. I'm certain that scene is so iconic to me because that's what happened to…

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    Jane Austen satirizes Gothic novels of her day through burlesque and realism to advocate the superiority of ordinary life to fantasy in Northanger Abbey. The novel mocks the unrealistic and impossible sappiness of romance novels. In contrast, the novel is a true reflection of life and explores the truth of late eighteenth century English high society. The reader triumphs in the relatability of Catherine’s character as a new type of heroine, hat is ordinary and realistic. Austen ascertains that…

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    Wes Semburlesque Thesis

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    frowned upon in the culture (citation here). In addition, Balinese citizens will not keep their teeth sharp because it symbolizes animal fangs. (Geertz: 2008 420). Geertz was intrigued that the Balinese culture was so heavily influenced by being anti animal, however, they engage in cock fighting which involves animals and violence. I wanted to examine how Wesleyan uses WesBurlesque as an outlet to be erotic. (should there be a paradox here? In other words, you compare it to the Balinese…

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    Satire In Augustus Twain

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    Augustus Twain was a highwayman who rob and kill people "used to take his old sabre and sharpen it up, and get in a convenient place on a dark night, and stick it through people as they went by" One day the authorities captured and beheaded him and, his head was placed on a pike on Temple bar. "he was found stripping one of these parties, the authorities removed one end of him, and put it up on a nice high place on Temple Bar" 3.What techniques does Twain use to create satire in the description…

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