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Horrible Prettiness has 88 ratings and 10 reviews. Bruce said: What is considered art for the elite becomes sinful when performed for the masses. This bo. HORRIBLE PRETTINESS: BURLESQUE AND. AMERICAN CULTURE, by Robert C. Allen. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North. Carolina Press, xvi + Horrible Prettiness. Burlesque and American Culture. By Robert C. Allen. Foreword by Alan Trachtenberg. Horrible Prettiness View Inside. pp., x

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Burlesque started out with predominately women performers. As in Elizabethan theater all parts were played by a single gender, only in burlesques women took on male roles as well as female. And that’s about it. Locating burlesque within the context of both the social transformation of American theater and its patterns of gender representation, Allen concludes that burlesque represents a fascinating example of the potential transgressiveness of popular entertainment forms, as well as the strategies by which they have been contained and their threats defused.

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Rooks rated it really liked it Mar 06, In this process the burlesque performer “lost” her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display of her body. University of North Carolina Press- History – pages. Anna rated it it was amazing Feb 12, You might ask when I might stop reading about the burlesque.

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Other editions – View all Horrible Prettiness: In this process the burlesque performer “lost” her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display of her body. Lola Montgomery rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Common terms and phrases actors actress American theater appeared Astor Place Cculture Place buurlesque audience ballet Barnum beauty became Black Crook blackface blonde Bon-Ton bourgeois Broadway Broadway Theater burlesque performer burlesque posters burlesque theater burlesque troupes burlesque’s called carnival century comic concert saloon constructed cooch dancer costumes culture dance discourse dramatic dress exhibition fashion female minstrel feminine sexuality feminine spectacle gender Ginger grotesque High Rollers High Rollers Extravaganza Prettiness humor inversion Ixion Keith legitimate theater lesque Library of Congress living pictures Logan Lydia Thompson male Mazeppa melodrama Menken middle-class minstrel show minstrelsy moral Niblo’s nude onstage opera P.

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Sep 13, Jeanne T. Preytiness burlesque within the context of both the social transformation of American theater and its patterns of gender representation, Allen concludes that burlesque represents a fascinating example of the potential transgressiveness of popular entertainment forms, as well as the strategies by which they have been contained and their threats defused.

Also, this book is one long mockery of William Dean Howells, and I found that hilarious.

Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture

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