What are the social and cultural influences of burlesque on the identity of the modern woman?

Kettle, Michelle (2013) What are the social and cultural influences of burlesque on the identity of the modern woman? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    According to Huber, (2012, para 2) the word burlesque derives from the Italian word for joke (burla), and has been used in Italian, French and English literature since the 17th century. The Penguin Concise Dictionary describes it as “a literary or dramatic work that uses exaggeration or imitation to ridicule; a stage show usually consisting of short turns, comic sketches and striptease acts.” (Penguin Reference, 2004, p. 110) Early forms of burlesque performances entertained theatre audiences with a combination of dancing, singing, political commentary and parodies of plays. In more recent years it has combined humorous theatre with an alluring striptease.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 13:16
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:30
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/13651

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