Burlesque vs. Vaudeville

Burlesque vs. Vaudeville — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Burlesque and Vaudeville

Burlesquenoun

A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.

Vaudevillenoun

Stage entertainment offering a variety of short acts such as slapstick turns, song-and-dance routines, and juggling performances.

Burlesquenoun

A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty

The antics of the defense attorneys turned the trial into a burlesque of justice.

Vaudevillenoun

A theatrical performance of this kind; a variety show.

Burlesquenoun

A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.

Vaudevillenoun

A light comic play that often includes songs, pantomime, and dances.

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Burlesqueverb

To imitate mockingly or humorously

"always bringing junk ... home, as if he were burlesquing his role as provider" (John Updike).

Vaudevillenoun

A popular, often satirical song.

Burlesqueverb

To use the methods or techniques of burlesque.

Vaudevillenoun

A style of multi-act theatrical entertainment which originated from France and flourished in Europe and North America from the 1880s through the 1920s.

Burlesqueadjective

Parodical; parodic

Vaudevillenoun

An entertainment in this style.

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Burlesquenoun

A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody.

Vaudevillenoun

a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.

Burlesquenoun

A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.

Burlesquenoun

A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.

Burlesqueverb

To make a burlesque parody of

Burlesqueverb

To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.

Burlesquenoun

a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)

Burlesquenoun

a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

Burlesqueverb

make a parody of;

The students spoofed the teachers

Burlesqueadjective

relating to or characteristic of a burlesque;

burlesque theater