Burlesque

Burlesque

If you enjoy the literary, musical or dramatic works that have been caricatured into less serious works for the sole pleasure of laughter, the Burlesque is the discussion for you. The word comes from the Italian "Burlesco" which translates to joke, ridicule or mockery. It vulgarizes lofty material in order for people to laugh. It dates back to the 16th Century where the word appeared in Francesco Berni's Opera Burlesche, which was a manuscript that had been circulated for years without the knowledge of what he meant. Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Nights Dream" is an example of a Burlesque and it was remembered by everyone throughout the years and even today. The movie adaptation was also created and directed in the same way that it was portrayed in the manuscript of Shakespeare by actors Emma Thompson and others.

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