Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture / Edition 1

Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture / Edition 1

by Robert C. Allen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807843164

ISBN-13: 9780807843161

Pub. Date: 05/27/1991

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Robert Allen's compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. 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

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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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807843161
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/27/1991
Series:
Cultural Studies of the United States Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.95(d)

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