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1(parody)obra burlesca feminine(comedy/play) (before noun) burlesco
- It was one of the earliest of English dramatic burlesques, and was much performed during the 18th cent., during which period the genre developed to one of its highest points in Sheridan's The Critic.
- Mathews concocts burlesques and parodies of such rare excellence as to put one in mind of the broad literary japery of Terry Southern at his most inspired.
- Translation of the sixth book of the Aeneid, in burlesque. - The burlesque came into fashion at that time.
- Still, despite its linguistic derring-do, Vernon God Little is less a satire than a burlesque.
- It was, however, in the ‘invention’ of the musical play, which encompasses such subgenres as operetta, burlesques, revues, and, of course, the traditional musical comedy, that the American stage truly stood out.
- Few writers can match his madcap burlesques, and even fewer can equal his dizzying high-wire prose.
- The Ode to Discord has its funny moments, but it set out to do the impossible - to burlesque music that is itself often merely a burlesque.
- Seventies chanteuse Carly Simon wrote and performed the movie's cute folk-toned songs, and for the most part, they're catchier and way more fun than the big self-congratulatory burlesques of Disney's recent megamusicals.
- Son of the Beach falls just short of being a classic along the lines of a ZAZ Brothers creation or the glorious past parodies of Mel Brooks Borscht Belt burlesques.
- Even photographs which seemingly degrade their sitters, such as Two men with barbel and Scrap collector holding globe are in reality witty art historical burlesques.
- Think of Chad Morgan's Rabelaisian burlesques.
- These burlesques were made independently until Michael Balcon offered to produce them through Gainsborough Pictures.
- In the first - the Orwellian - culture becomes a prison, whereas in the second - - the Huxleyan - culture becomes a burlesque.
- In 1838 he contributed to Blackwood's ‘Father Tom and the Pope’, a burlesque on Irish Catholicism.
- Sports lovers across the world can be forgiven if they have perceived the Games as a great burlesque of the tenets spelt out by Coubertin.
- So it was a burlesque of colonial ideology, now some might call it camp, there was a little bit of that.
- Readers interested in the novel's social trajectory - its feminism, its attempt to articulate lesbian desire - figure Matthew as a parody or burlesque of patriarchal knowledge.
- One of the primary means of Douglass's early success as an abolitionist lecturer was his skill as a mimic - in particular, his burlesques of slaveholding consciousness.
- Le Notre's coat of arms is nothing if not a burlesque of heraldic traditions.
- Like Douglass's burlesques, Lee uses humor as a tactical means of renovating national society.
(in US)revista feminine