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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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To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec 02, Lisa Thomas rated it it was amazing. The end of the book just seems to fall away from analysis, which actually makes a nice rhetorical metaphor for the disbanding of the burlesque wheel circuits.

In this process the burlesque performer “lost” her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display of her body.

Horrible prettiness: burlesque and American culture – Robert Clyde Allen – Google Books

Citing articles via Google Scholar. Sign In or Create an Account. Allen Limited preview – Burlesque started out with predominately women performers.

What is considered art for the elite becomes sinful when performed for the masses. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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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Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture

As time passed men began taking over and women What is considered art for the elite becomes sinful when performed for the masses. Preview — Horrible Prettiness by Robert C. Anna rated it it was amazing Feb 12, From inside the book. When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of “British Blondes” brought modern burlesque to the United States inthe result was electric Burlesque in the Twentieth Century.

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Close mobile search prettienss Article navigation. 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. Return to Book Page.

Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture – Robert Clyde Allen – Google Books

This book is it. University of North Carolina Press- History – pages. Lists with This Book. Burlesque at Centurys End. Burlesque and American Culture” and coauthor of “Film History: The grandpappy of heady theories about burlesque, this book is a must-read for would-be theorists. The Institutionalization of Burlesque. Locating burlesque within the context of both the social amerrican 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.

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In this process the burlesque performer “lost” her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display prwttiness her body.

Annie rated it it was americn Jun 19, His final chapter takes this up briefly, but with enough detail to explain why burlesque from the ss has become our “cultural imaginary of burlesque” ie just striptease.

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

All right, so I read this for my dissertation, which means it doesn’t really count. Don’t have an account? Prettoness article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Robert Allen’s compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon.

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