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The hymn must therefore be later than that date, though Terpander, according to Weir Smyth (16), may have only modified the scale of the lyre; yet while the burlesque character precludes an early date, this feature is far removed, as Allen and Sikes remark, from the silliness of the "Battle of the Frogs and Mice", so that a date in the earlier part of the sixth century is most probable.
He was not much disturbed by 'The Rehearsal,' a burlesque play brought out by the Duke of Buckingham and other wits to ridicule current dramas and dramatists, in which he figured as chief butt under the name 'Bayes' (poet laureate); and he took more than full revenge ten years later when in
They had a merry little supper after they got home, and Polly gave them a burlesque opera that convulsed her hearers, for her spirits rose again and she was determined to get the last drop of fun before she went back to her humdrum life again.
Nineteenth-century burlesques "typically enacted ludicrous versions of serious events," and the tragedies were most amenable to such treatment.
Burlesques focus on stage business (in Hamlet According to an Act of Parliament, Old Hamlet's suit of armour is rusty) and on contemporary life in London.
26 "Le vocabulaire des burlesques," observes Toscan, 1:140, "est un vocabulaire de travestissement de termes edeologiques [sic] et qui, par consequent se caracterise par une certain pauvrete au niveau des signifies et par une richesse exuberante au niveau des signficants.
Vasari's tribute underscores a number of important points: Bronzino's poems were circulated and published during his lifetime; Tuscan artists and letterati were familiar with his literary activities; the painter's poetry was notable for its capricious qualities; and, although Bronzino wrote both sonnets and burlesque rhymes, it was the ingenuity of the latter works which contemporaries most admired.
Johnson list forty-four burlesques of Othello in An Annotated Bibliography of Shakespearean Burlesques, Parodies, and Travesties (1976).
In the editing of popular, or sub-cultural, material - seaside postcards, music-hall songs, 'soaps', and burlesques - a difficult line must be pursued between taking the material seriously and lapsing into portentousness that might attract the kind of burlesque notes provided for the Othello Travestie of 1813.
English burlesque is chiefly dramatic, notable exceptions being Samuel Butler's satiric poem Hudibras (1663-78), an indictment of Puritan hypocrisy; the mock-heroic couplets of John Dryden and Alexander Pope; and the prose burlesques of Jonathan Swift and Henry Fielding.
BURLESQUE is being staged for the first time in Nuneaton - to raise money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
Soubize is currently teaching burlesque - an exotic form of dance and striptease popular from the 1920s through to the 1950s - at the Dance Workshop in Moseley.