Victorian classical burlesques a critical anthology bloomsbury studies in classical reception monros gaspar laura isbn 9781472537850 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Victorian classical burlesques a critical anthology bloomsbury studies in classical reception english edition ebook monros gaspar laura amazonde kindle shop. The victorian classical burlesque was a popular theatrical genre of the mid 19th century it parodied ancient tragedies with music melodrama pastiche merciless satire and gender reversal immensely popular in its day the genre was also intensely metatheatrical and carries significance for reception studies the role and perception of women in victorian society and the culture of artistic censorshipthis anthology contains the annotated text of four major classical burlesques antigone . Victorian classical burlesques presents a welcome opportunity to read four edited nineteenth century classical burlesques alongside a commentary and introduction this book sits at the intersection of several strands of research as will become clear monros gaspar is responding to work in the fields of classical reception and its overlap with english literature as well as to theatre history she acknowledges the significant body of scholarship on both victorian classicism and . Classical burlesques exceptionally successful theatrical entertainments continually mined the iliad and odyssey to lucrative comic effect burlesques combined song dance and slapstick comedy with an eclectic kaleidoscope of topical allusions from namedropping boxing legends to recasting shakespearean combats epic adaptations overflow with satirical commentary on politics cultural
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