Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1991 - Performing Arts - 350 pages
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Robert Allen's compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of "British Blondes" brought modern burlesque to the Un
  

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This book is an excellent cultural history of burlesque that utilizes a cultural/reception studies critical stance to examine the changes in burlesque theatre from it's American debut in 1869 through ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

You might ask when I might stop reading about the burlesque. And apparently the burlesque theory. And just get onstage and let the boobies out. And I ask myself the same thing. Read full review

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Contents

A Chronicle of Lydia Thompsons First Season in America
1
The Intelligibility of Burlesque
23
The Historical Contexts of Burlesque I The Transformation of American Theater
43
The Historical Contexts of Burlesque II Women on the Stage
79
Ixion Revisited
119
The Institutionalization of Burlesque
157
Burlesque at Centurys End
195
Burlesque in the Twentieth Century
241
Notes
291
Bibliography
327
Index
345
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About the author (1991)

Robert C. Allen is Professor of Economic History at Oxford University and a fellow of Nuffield College. His books include Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands, 1450 1850 (1992), and Farm to Factory: A Re-interpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution (2003), both of which won the Ranki Prize of the Economic History Association.

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