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Burlesque vs. Vaudeville

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Main Difference

The main difference between Burlesque and Vaudeville is that the Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work or genre and Vaudeville is a genre of variety entertainment in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s

Wikipedia
  • Burlesque (adjective)

    Parodical; parodic

  • Burlesque (noun)

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

    "lampoon|travesty"

  • Burlesque (noun)

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

  • Burlesque (noun)

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

    "imitation|caricature"

  • Burlesque (verb)

    To make a burlesque parody of

  • Burlesque (verb)

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

  • Vaudeville (noun)

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

  • Vaudeville (noun)

    An entertainment in this style.

Wiktionary
  • Burlesque (adjective)

    Tending to excite laughter or contempt by extravagant images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner of treating it, as when a trifling subject is treated with mock gravity; jocular; ironical.

  • Burlesque (noun)

    Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire.

  • Burlesque (noun)

    An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything.

  • Burlesque (noun)

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

  • Burlesque

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

  • Burlesque (verb)

    To employ burlesque.

  • Vaudeville (noun)

    A kind of song of a lively character, frequently embodying a satire on some person or event, sung to a familiar air in couplets with a refrain; a street song; a topical song.

  • Vaudeville (noun)

    A theatrical piece, usually a comedy, the dialogue of which is intermingled with light or satirical songs, set to familiar airs.

  • Vaudeville (noun)

    a variety show when performed live in a theater (see above); as, to play in vaudeville; a vaudeville actor.

Webster Dictionary
  • Burlesque (noun)

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

  • Burlesque (noun)

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

  • Burlesque (verb)

    make a parody of;

    "The students spoofed the teachers"

  • Burlesque (adjective)

    relating to or characteristic of a burlesque;

    "burlesque theater"

  • Vaudeville (noun)

    a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.

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