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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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;rettiness in Elizabethan theater all parts were played by a single gender, only in burlesques women took on male roles as well as female. You could not be signed in. Margaret Henry rated it liked it Aug 31, Dec 02, Lisa Thomas rated it it was amazing. Burlesque started out with predominately women performers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of “British Blondes” brought modern burlesque to the United States inthe result was electric.

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In this process the burlesque performer “lost” her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display of her body. Burlesque and American Culture Robert C. As time passed men began taking over and women What is considered art for the elite becomes sinful when performed for the masses. Annie amerjcan it it was amazing Jun 19, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Locating burlesque within the context of both the social transformation pretfiness American culturf 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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Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture

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