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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPerforming Arts · 1 decade ago

non american asks: what exactly was burlesque and does it still exist today?

would the best place place to find it be las vegas.

also how widespread was it ie was it just an east and west coast thing?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    This will explain faster and better than I can in a few sentences:www.burlesquehistory.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    Burlesque succeeded vaudeville as a type of "variety" entertainment. Now thought of as being exclusively about strip-tease, it consisted of different acts, including music, comedy (usually pretty raunchy), and strip-tease.

    I doubt there is much in the classic burlesque style still going on.

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  • 1 decade ago

    we have alot of it in the gay community in florida, Lesbians put on alot of burlesque shows.

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