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  • Courtney Love noemt de beeltenis van Cobain in het muziekspel Guitar Hero een 'travestie'.

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  • But, of course, the word “travestie” actually does mean both.

    A Bit More on The Second Sex

  • "Lilian" is a burlesque on disappointed love, and a travestie of the passions which such a disappointment entails.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • The OLYMPIC has been crowded nightly by the mingled attractions of opera and travestie; while the BOWERY AMPHITHEATRE and ROCKWELL'S Circus at NIBLO'S, have shared abundantly in the favor bestowed now-a-days upon popular entertainments.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Volume 23, Number 1

  • When Wright is not compelled to make a buffoon of himself in some stupid travestie, but is allowed fair scope for the display of his comic talents, which are really considerable, we prefer him to Ravel.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847

  • He had some letters, and was ingenious, but much of an unbeliever, and wickedly undertook, some years after, to travestie the Bible in doggrel verse, as Cotton had done Virgil.

    Paras. 1-50

  • On seeing the travestie of ancient academies and groves where the schools used to congregate, the dialogues consisting of bald atheism under sheep's clothing to trap the unwary, and termed "The _Religion_ of Humanity," of abuse and personality in lieu of argument, of buffoonery called wit, of airing pet hobbies alien to the subject instead of disputating, of shouting vulgar claptrap instead of rhetoric, etc.

    Percy Bysshe Shelley as a Philosopher and Reformer

  • The old woman's shuffling steps retreated again and the girl snatched up the golden jar, opened the door a little way to let in the daylight and looked at herself in the bright surface; but the curve of the costly vase showed her features all distorted, and she gaily breathed on the hideous travestie that met her eyes, so that it was all blurred out by the moisture.

    The Sisters — Volume 1

  • Jane's first essays in composition were burlesques on the fashionable manners of the day; whence grew "Northanger Abbey," with its anti - heroine, Catharine Morley, "roving and wild, hating constraint and cleanliness, and loving nothing so much as rolling down the green slope at the back of the house," and with its exquisite travestie of the

    Lectures and Essays

  • Many of the introductions to the chapters, not to mention a certain travestie of an Homeric battle, must needs be as wearisome to those who are not scholars, as the spectacle of a burlesque is to those who have not seen the original play.

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