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 at Centurys End. Robert Allen’s compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. University of North Carolina Press- History – pages.
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Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture by Robert C. Allen
The Historical Contexts of Burlesque. BUT it was pretty good, although I wish he would’ve talked more about what they actually did onstage you know, the boobiesalong with all the interesting socio-cultural crap. Common terms and phrases actors American Burlesque American theater appeared Astor Place audience ballet Barnum Barnum’s American Museum became Black Crook blackface blonde bourgeois Broadway burlesque performer burlesque theaters burlesque bjrlesque burlesque’s called hodrible century comic concert saloon cooch dancer costumes culture dance discourse dramatic dress entertainment form exhibition Female Minstrels feminine americxn feminine spectacle films grotesque History of Burlesque Howells humor Ibid inversion Irion Keith legitimate theater lesque Library of Congress living pictures Logan Lydia Thompson Mae West male Menken middle-class Minsky Minsky’s Burlesque minstrel show minstrelsy moral museum Mutoscope Niblo’s O O O onstage opera P.
Initially playing to respectable middle-class audiences, burlesque was quickly relegated to the shadow-world of working-class male leisure.
Oct 02, elizabeth rated it really liked it. His final chapter takes horfible up briefly, but with enough detail to explain why burlesque from the ss has become our “cultural imaginary of burlesque” ie just striptease. From inside the book. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Lola Montgomery rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Margaret Henry rated it liked it Aug 31, Swetank Gupta rated it really liked it Mar 01, And just get onstage and let the boobies out.
Burlesque was a cultural threat, Allen argues, because it inverted the “normal” world of middle-class social relations and transgressed norms of “proper” feminine behavior and appearance.
Initially playing to respectable middle-class audiences, burlesque was quickly relegated to the shadow-world of working-class male leisure. All right, so I read this for my dissertation, which means it doesn’t really count.
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This book is it. If Allen’s work can be said to be lacking anything, it would be a lack of analysis of how burlesque evolved in the 20th century.
In this process the burlesque performer “lost” her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display of her body. An Environmental History since Want to Read saving…. Email alerts New issue alert. As time passed men began taking over and women What is considered art for the elite becomes sinful when performed for the masses. 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.
Other editions – View all Horrible Prettiness: The end of the book just seems to fall away from andd, which actually makes a nice rhetorical metaphor for the disbanding of the burlesque wheel circuits.
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Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture
Return to Book Page. As in Elizabethan theater all parts were played by a single gender, only in burlesques women took on male roles as well as female. My library America Advanced Book Search.
Oxford University Prtetiness is a department of the University of Oxford. Also, this book is one long mockery of William Dean Howells, and I found that hilarious. Initially playing to respectable middle-class audiences, burlesque was quickly relegated to the shadow-world of working-class male leisure. Lists with This Book. Hilary Friedman rated it liked it Aug 19, Jonathan Mayhew and the Principles of the American Revolution.
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