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Burlesque. Presented to Y ou By: Ms. Catie & Ms. Jasmine. Home. Names. What?. Popularity. When?. Contributions. The Elements. Titles. What is Burlesque?. A dramatic, musical, or literary work Originally like Vaudeville acts. It… Treated subjects absurdly Striptease

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Burlesque

Burlesque

Presented to You By:

Ms. Catie & Ms. Jasmine


Burlesque

Home

Names

What?

Popularity

When?

Contributions

The Elements

Titles


What is burlesque

What is Burlesque?

  • A dramatic, musical, or literary work

  • Originally like Vaudeville acts

  • It…

  • Treated subjects absurdly

  • Striptease

  • Coarse comedy

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Burlesque

When?

  • First mentioned in 16th century

  • Victorian Era

  • Revival in recent times

  • Originated in France

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Names you might have heard of

Names You Might Have Heard of

Gypsy Rose Lee

January 8, 1911 _ April 26, 1970

Dita Von Teese

September 28, 1972 -

Sally Rand

April 3, 1904 - August 31, 1979

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Names


Names continued

Names Continued……

Millie Deleon

circa 1873 – August 6, 1922

Lydia Thompson

February 19,1838 – November 17,1908

Home

Names


Lydia thompson

Lydia Thompson

  • In the late 1860s, Lydia Thompson’s British burlesque troupe became New York's biggest theatrical sensation.

  • She was a dancer and an Actress

Name


Mille deleon

Mille Deleon

Name

  • Real name was Millie Lawrence

  • The Biggest burlesque star of the earliest 20th Century.

  • She was a dancer

  • She occasionally neglected to wear tights. Such shenanigans got her arrested on occasion, and helped to give burlesque a raunchy reputation.

  • DeLeon was known as "The Girl in Blue“

  • was notorious for manipulating the media through the artful use of scandal. Called, "The first real queen of American Burlesque

  • As a performer she traveled across the country, often testing the limits of local indecency ordinances. Her signature stage maneuver was to remove her garters and throw them into the audience.


Names continued1

Names Continued….

John Brougham

May 19,1814 -June 7, 1880

Laura Keene

June 20,1826 - November 4 , 1873

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Gypsy rose lee 1 8 1911 4 26 1970

Gypsy Rose Lee1/8/1911 – 4/26/1970

  • Birth Name: Rose Louise Hovik

  • Occupation: entertainer, author, play write, actress, dancer (burlesque)

  • The musical “Gypsy” based on her autobiography

  • Performed with Minsky’s Burlesquecompany for four years

  • Appeared in 15 movies (1937-1968) and on television between 1949-1969

Names

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Dita von teese

Dita Von Teese

  • Birth Name: Heather Renée Sweet

  • Occupation: Burlesque Model and designer

  • “Queen of Burlesque”

  • Appeared on “America’s Next Top Model”

    as a guest judge

  • Has partaken in fashion shows

  • First started on stage at 15 with ballet and continued to dance onstage for career (burlesque)

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Names


Sally rand

Sally Rand

  • Birth Name: Helen Beck

  • Occupation: Burlesque Dancer and Actress

  • Most famous for her fan dance

Home

Names


Titles you may know or not

Titles You May Know…or not

MODERN!

  • Moulin Rouge

  • SNL

  • Burlesque

  • Jerry Springer Show

  • TRADITIONAL!

  • Minsky’s

  • Lady of Burlesque

  • Striporama

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Format


Burlesque format

Burlesque Format

  • Act One: The ensemble entertains with songs and gags, dressed n formal evenings clothes

  • Act Two: An “olio” of variety acts ( singers, skits, ect.).

  • Act Three: A complete one- act musical burlesque. These ranged from Shakespearean take offs like Much Ado About a Merchant of Venice to Gilbert and Sullivan spoof called The Mick Hair- Do.

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Popular

Popular?

  • Peaked in the Victorian era

  • Continued throughout the 20th century

  • Rival in the 1990’s

  • Liked by all classes of people from the blue to white color

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Contributions

Contributions?

Combined music, dance, and artistic acting and interpretation of the music.

Established how women are now viewed in American Society

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Now to the elements

Now to The Elements…

  • Spectacle? Check

  • Music? Check

  • Thought? Nope

  • Plot? Nada

  • Character? Kinda… let me exlpain

  • Language? Sorta, again I shall explain

Other facts


Other facts

Other Facts

  • In the 1920’s the old burlesque circuits closed down, leaving individual theater owners to get by as best they could on there own. The strip tease was introduced as a desperate bid to offer something that vaudeville, film and radio could not.

  • Strip Tease has been abound sins little Egypt, in 1893.

  • Some sources praised the burlesque comics of the 1920s and 30s, but by this point, men went to burlesque shows to watch women strip. By this time the comedy was no longer a key attraction.

  • Big screen spoofs such as Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, and Austin Powers films are known for carrying the tradition of the early burlesque.

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Burlesque

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