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  • n. Plural form of burlesque.


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  • "Arguably the hawkish, fear-mongering worldview that [Craig] Baldwin burlesques remains insidiously alive and well; with the apocalypse it foretold more or less underway, Tribulation 99's relentlessness seems easy to forgive," writes Jonathan Kiefer in the Sacramento News and Review.

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  • a break between burlesques, which is not the place for them.

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  • Slap Shot, one of Hollywood's great burlesques, is a funhouse mirror reflection of the true ugliness of the actual Broad Street Bullies.

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  • An anthologist, however, is under no such obligation, any more than he is obliged to pick his way through the scraps of parody scattered around Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, or to hunt for possible gems among the minor classical burlesques of the seventeenth century.

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  • Over a long and productive career he wrote over forty works in a variety of forms, including burlesques, farces (with and without music), comedies of manners, melodramatic romances, musical romances, at least one "operatic romance," and a work called

    Richard Brinsley Peake Biography

  • Another sure sign of the play's impact was the appearance in rapid succession of several burlesques, which of course drew for their full effect upon their audiences 'familiarity with Presumption andto a lesser extentwith


  • Because suffragists were stereotyped as aggressive, “masculine” women, short-haired, short-skirted, and supposedly outfitted in bloomers, Nathan dressed in her finest gowns when she spoke at mass meetings or participated in the suffrage skits and burlesques she frequently performed.

    Feminism in the United States.

  • Zeffie performs in the UK with her mom in a number of burlesques, and stars in the revised edition of the burlesque, "Kenilworth".

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  • In "Wonder Wart-Hog Breaks Up the Muthalode Smut Ring and Also 'Balls' Lois Lamebrain," Shelton burlesques both the sexual dynamic of the Superman series and the lurid reputation of the underground comix.

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  • If Tarantino makes light of them, or burlesques the evil of them,or trivializes them, may he rot in hell forever.

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