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Burlesques By William Makepeace Thackeray
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Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. The word derives from... More > the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery.Burlesque overlaps in meaning with caricature, parody and travesty, and, in its theatrical sense, with extravaganza, as presented during the Victorian era. "Burlesque" has been used in English in this literary and theatrical sense since the late 17th century. It has been applied retrospectively to works of Chaucer and Shakespeare and to the Graeco-Roman classics. Contrasting examples of literary burlesque are Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock and Samuel Butler's Hudibras. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Burlesque Performer Book 2013 By Burlesque Performer Book & Silvia Sorrentino
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New Burlesques By Bret Harte
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A Burlesque Autobiography By Mark Twain
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This book does not relate to Twain's own life, so don't be fooled. As Twain's third book, it was not one of his favorites... in fact, he bought up all of the printing plates for it and destroyed... More > them... It's worth the read. PDF Format< Less
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A Book oF Burlesques By H. L. Mencken
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The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publisher. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction,... More > philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic, shamanism and ancient knowledge. Our books are available in both print and as digital books. All of our books have been revived by being scanned by people who have passion for knowledge. By purchasing this book you are helping restoring a piece of history for many generations to come to enjoy the fine ancient knowledge that is made available through our modern technology. We sincerely hope you enjoy these treasures in the form of digital books.< Less
Bolshevik Burlesque By Steve Cohen
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This is a story about outsiders, and the outsiders' outsiders - dissident Trotskyists within the Trotskyist movement, Trotskyists within the left, Jews in the diaspora, ideological minorities of Jews... More > within the Jewish communities. It is also a story of memory: the scrambled memory of fictional character Owen Owen (loosely based on British activist Pat Jordan, a leading figure in the anti-Vietnam war movement) and the memory of the working class and the Jewish experiences. The madcap, screwball caricature and satire is very loosely based on the political life of Max Shachtman and his friends James P Cannon ("O'Bannion" in the story) and Martin Abern ("Mortie Behrens" in the story). Together they formed a Trotskyist movement in the USA. It was one of the most influential and important Trotskyist groups in the world and they had the best treehouse den and jolly-japes that any group of friends could hope for.< Less
Burlesque Autobiography By Una Maginnis
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THE FRIGHTFUL CATASTROPHE. The trial was at hand. All the great lords and barons of Brandenburgh were assembled in the Hall of Justice in the ducal palace. No space was left unoccupied where there... More > was room for a spectator to stand or sit. Conrad, clad in purple and ermine,< Less
A Look Back at Vaudeville and Burlesque By Bill McDonald
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A look back at the days of Vaudeville and Burlesque Shows of the 1930s to the 1950s.
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