Presentation on theme: "+ According to old timer – Low comedy parody. – A show which is spiced with female anatomy. + Burlesque’s tow faces – Low comedy(satire). – Female anatomy,"— Presentation transcript:
+ According to old timer – Low comedy parody. – A show which is spiced with female anatomy. + Burlesque’s tow faces – Low comedy(satire). – Female anatomy, which features a lot of provocative dances, like hootchie-kootchie acts, Salome dancers, shimmy shakers, tassel dancers, strippers.
+ English burlesque – puns and couplets + American producer’s version – No verbal wits but retained satire. – Comfortable and casual. + 19 th ’s Burlesque vs. contemporary Extravaganza and Spectacle – Spectacle and extravaganza focus on visual effect. – Burlesque referred to sex-and-comedy-travesty entertainment.
+ Became “NGA” – In 1868, Michael Bennett Leavitt induced “candy butcher”. http://www.flickr.com/photos/funinthegym/5319296 09/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/funinthegym/5319296 09/ + Eastern wheel and Western wheel. – Wheel controls shows’ rotation. – Good organization => standardization, quality control, and the stability of performer’s employment. – Block burlesque’s growth.
+ Answer: Comedians. + Weber and Fields – Successful example of burlesque humor: the heavy and the foil. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFhcoRl796Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFhcoRl796Q – The musical slapstick formula Good comedy involve hurting people without causing harm. “The greatest laughter, the greatest comedy is divided by a hair from the greatest tragedy.”
+ Musical slapstick lack of proper place for practice, performance, and evaluation.
+ Notorious women. – Burlesque stars would pay the price of personal scandal to increase her fame. – Hula-hula dance – Applied audience participants. + Soubrettes vs. erotic dancers – More respectable, functional. – Do comedy routine.
+ Today, burlesque is a dirty word representing coarse, and vulgar performance. + The cause: western wheel began to adopt dirty play=>abandoned comedy rudiment. + Stag: a guest or a costumer without female companion. + The good striptease routine – Parade – Peel: accompanied with the bump, and the grind. – Humor: tease. – Soon, the tease degraded into “show and tell”.
+ The burlesque comics transformed into the star of Broadway revue. – Broadway revue also display naked body, but in respectable and artistic tableaus. + Survived burlesque theater linger out their life in the decaying estate of town. + Lesson: Never leave comedy behind.