an artistic composition, especially literary or dramatic, that, for the sake of laughter, vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity.
any ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature.
a humorous and provocative stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus.
involving ludicrous or mocking treatment of a solemn subject.
of, relating to, or like stage-show burlesque.
Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by
caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of ...
With Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane. A small-town girl
ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a
Synopsis: Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque
Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali la... More »
Without question, however, burlesque's principal legacy as a cultural form was its
establishment of patterns of gender representation that forever changed the ...
A small town singer (Christina Aguilera) moves to the big city for her chance at
stardom when she discovers Burlesque, a glamorous nightclub packed with ...
Campy and clichéd, Burlesque wastes its talented cast (including a better-than-
expected Christina Aguilera) on a movie that wavers uncertainly between.
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Burlesque Classique presents a classic Vaudeville show including comedy,
magic, sideshow, and, of course, dancing burlesque beauties. Something for ...