The Domestic Burlesque

In 'The Domestic Burlesque' each portrait is accompanied by an interview with the performer, which makes the book an interesting insight into the creative motivation and emotion behind the burlesque scene.

The Domestic Burlesque

For two years Elsa Quarsell travelled the world taking photos of burlesque performers in their homes. As a result, Elsa has now captured both beautiful and humorous portraits of over 100 performers from the world of burlesque. In 'The Domestic Burlesque' each portrait is accompanied by an interview with the performer, which makes the book an interesting insight into the creative motivation and emotion behind the burlesque scene. Foreword by Jo King, celebrated performer, choreographer and teacher of Burlesque.

The Atlantic Monthly

I was half persuaded pone , in “ The Fox , ” he would surely have to write a burlesque on " A New Way to ... It was decided by those who Charles Dickens — in Wilkie Collins's had a right to render an authoritative play , domestic drama ...

The Atlantic Monthly


Atlantic Monthly

In fantastic burlesque , in the comic - terHere it was thought his broad fun , rus- rible , he was unrivalled and inimitable . tic waggery , and curious mastery of pro- In the domestic drama he could hardly vincial dialect might ...

Atlantic Monthly


The Atlantic

I was half persuaded pone , in “ The Fox , ” he would surely have to write a burlesque on " A New Way to understood ... by those who Charles Dickens — in Wilkie Collins's had a right to render an authoritative play , domestic drama was ...

The Atlantic


Prefaces to English Nineteenth century Theatre

Certainly there is an element of burlesque in all extravaganzas , achieved in large part by the very coexistence , so fundamental to extravaganza , of the domestic and contemporary milieu with the fairy - tale , classical legend ...

Prefaces to English Nineteenth century Theatre

This compilation of the prefaces from the author's "English plays of the nineteenth century" (5 vols. ; London : Oxford Univ. Press, 1969-1976) provides an introduction to the critical interpretations of most genres of English drama.

Our actors and actresses The dramatic list

Miss Ada Swanborough has played many parts and “ created ” not a few at this theatre , long established as the home of English burlesque and the domestic drama . Of leading characters which she has from time to time undertaken the ...

Our actors and actresses  The dramatic list


The Dramatic List

Miss Ada Swanborough has played many parts and " created ” not a few at this theatre , long established as the home of English burlesque and the domestic drama . Of leading characters which she has from time to time undertaken the ...

The Dramatic List


American Domesticity

contrasts he constructs between domestic space and the attractions and visual pleasures of the cabaret featured in this narrative. Both the editing and the mise-en-scène are much more complex in The Mothering Heart's cabaret scenes than ...

American Domesticity

This work considers American representations of domesticity and domestic labour over the last two centuries in historical, popular and feminist texts. The author asserts that the political power and effectivity of the idea of "normative domestic femininity" cannot be overestimated.

The Album

Such is the child as the Punch of Leech's day has preserved him , the last item of the then prevalent domestic raillery of the domestic . CHILDREN IN BURLESQUE . In like manner did Thackeray and Dickens , in spite of all their sentiment ...

The Album


Systematic Catalogue of the Public Library of the City of Milwaukee

The “ grin ” bushes , or The “ Mrs. ” Brown of the Missis " sippi ; a burlesque extravaganza in 1 act , founded on the ... 1 v66 · The Lancashire lass , or Tempted , tried and true ; a domestic melodrama in a prologue and 4 acts .

Systematic Catalogue of the Public Library of the City of Milwaukee


The American Bookseller

Burlesque . Comedy . More Blunders than One . Farce All's Fair in Lore and War . Comedi . Frenchnan , The . Charade , Mother and Child are Doing Well , Tbe . etta , Frog Prince , The . Fairy play . Mothers and Fathers . Sketch .

The American Bookseller


Twentieth Century Drama

The subcategory of burlesque which embodies classical myth in familiar domestic form serves him as a means of portraying the hold of the domestic ideal, with its virtual worship of virgin-mother goddesses, on late Victorian society.

Twentieth Century Drama

A compendium of information on all the main events, individuals, political groupings and issues of the 20th century. It provides a guide to current thinking on important historical topics and personalities within the period, and offers a guide to further reading.

Women on Southern Stages 1800 1865

Elite women retained some of the domestic empowerment that they achieved during the war by restoring honor and ... slap-stick comedy, and burlesque.8 At its inception in the late 1860s, burlesque entertainment was written by and for ...

Women on Southern Stages  1800  1865

Women played an integral role in the theater of the Antebellum and Civil War South. Yet their contributions have largely been overlooked by history. Southern actresses were important public figures who helped mold gender identity through their theatrical performances. Although cast in parts written by men, they subverted the norms of femininity in their public personas and in their personal lives. Educated and often wealthy but never accepted by the landed elite, women distinguished themselves by carving out an in-between class status, and many proved to be sophisticated entrepreneurs. Southern actresses also helped shape racial perceptions and regional politics as the South entered the Civil War.

Satire in the Victorian novel

... the practice of voluntary relinquishment of wings, by the feminine wearers, after marriage, and a strict devotion to the domestic life. ... The ensuing debate is made the peg for some vivacious burlesque on Parliamentary speeches.

Satire in the Victorian novel

"Satire in the Victorian novel" by Frances Theresa Russell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Semiotic Encounters

Irving's parodic and burlesque tone turns against official historiography and supplants it with the domestic felicity of a pastoral Dutch colony: What are the great events that constitute a glorious era? – The fall of empires; ...

Semiotic Encounters

Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation aims at opening up scholarly debates on the contemporary challenges of intertextuality in its various intersections with postcolonial and visual culture studies. Commencing with three theoretical contributions, which work towards the creation of frameworks under which intertextuality can be (re)viewed today, the volume then explores textual and visual encounters in a number of case studies. While (a) the dimension of the intertextual in the traditional sense (as specified e.g. by Genette) and (b) the widening of the concept towards visual and digital culture govern the structure of the volume, questions of the transnational and/or postcolonial form a recurrent subtext. The volume’s combination of theoretical discussions and case studies, which predominantly deal with ‘English classics’ and their rewritings, film adaptations and/or rereadings, will mainly attract graduate students and scholars working on contemporary literary theory, visual culture and postcolonial literatures.

Ritual Passage Sacred Journey

... which belong in the wild and alien ; and the means of overcoming that disorder is embodied in women themselves . Possessed , they act playfully and with comic burlesque to bring into the disordered domestic domain the powerful ...

Ritual Passage  Sacred Journey


The Cultural Roots of American Islamicism

The employment of burlesque and caricature in domestic discourse about Mormons signaled the developing imperative of entertainment in the 1850sin whichurbane humor began to subvert some of the pretenses of moralism.100 Cartoons that ...

The Cultural Roots of American Islamicism

An analysis of the historical roots of today's conflicts between the US and the Muslim world.

The Brown Book for 1865

Clerkenwell , E.C. Surrey Theatre , Blackfriars - road , S. Melodramas , Domestic Comedietta , Extravaganza , Melodramas , Domestic dramas , and Farces . Comedy , Farce , Extravaganza . Domestic drama , Comedietta , Burlesque ( pièce de ...

The Brown Book for 1865


Victorian Classical Burlesques

Moreover, the aesthetic codes of burlesque entail an implicit criticism which is reflected in a subversion of Victorian morale. With regard to the Woman Question which underpins the plays selected for this volume, two of Planché's most ...

Victorian Classical Burlesques

The Victorian classical burlesque was a popular theatrical genre of the mid-19th century. It parodied ancient tragedies with music, melodrama, pastiche, merciless satire and gender reversal. Immensely popular in its day, the genre was also intensely metatheatrical and carries significance for reception studies, the role and perception of women in Victorian society and the culture of artistic censorship. This anthology contains the annotated text of four major classical burlesques: Antigone Travestie (1845) by Edward L. Blanchard, Medea; or, the Best of Mothers with a Brute of a Husband (1856) by Robert Brough, Alcestis; the Original Strong-Minded Woman (1850) and Electra in a New Electric Light (1859) by Francis Talfourd. The cultural and textual annotations highlight the changes made to the scripts from the manuscripts sent to the Lord Chamberlain's office and, by explaining the topical allusions and satire, elucidate elements of the burlesques' popular cultural milieu. An in-depth critical introduction discusses the historical contexts of the plays' premieres and unveils the cultural processes behind the reception of the myths and original tragedies. As the burlesques combined spectacular effects with allusions to contemporary affairs, ambivalent and provocative attitudes to women, the plays represent an essential tool for reading the social history of the era.