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  • 1 Burlesque — is theatrical entertainment of broad and parodic humor, which usually consists of comic skits (and sometimes a strip tease). Some authorsFact|date=September 2008 assert burlesque is a direct descendant of the Commedia dell arte; the term… …

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  • 2 parody — I. n. Travesty, burlesque, caricature, ludicrous imitation. II. v. a. Travesty, burlesque, caricature, turn into burlesque …

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  • 3 imitate — v. a. 1. Copy, follow, pattern after. 2. Mimic, ape, mock, personate, impersonate, take off. 3. Parody, travesty, burlesque, turn into burlesque …

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  • 4 travesty — I. v. a. Parody, imitate, take off, turn into burlesque. II. n. Parody, burlesque, caricature …

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  • 5 theatre — /thee euh teuhr, theeeu /, n. theater. * * * I Building or space in which performances are given before an audience. It contains an auditorium and stage. In ancient Greece, where Western theatre began (5th century BC), theatres were constructed… …

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  • 6 American literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language in the United States.       Like other national literatures, American literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it. For almost a century and a… …

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  • 7 arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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  • 8 French literature — Introduction       the body of written works in the French language produced within the geographic and political boundaries of France. The French language was one of the five major Romance languages to develop from Vulgar Latin as a result of the …

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  • 9 Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm — Nietzsche Robin Small LIFE AND PERSONALITY Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) is one of those thinkers whose personalities cannot easily be separated from their achievements in philosophy. This is not because his life was an unusually… …

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  • 10 Ridicule — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Ridicule >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 ridicule ridicule derision Sgm: N 1 sardonic smile sardonic smile sardonic grin Sgm: N 1 irrision irrision Sgm: N 1 scoffing scoffing &c.(disrespect) 929 Sgm: N 1 …

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  • 11 Novel — For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Novell. New novels in a Oldenburg bookshop, February 2009 …

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  • 12 warp — Synonyms and related words: a thing for, aberrancy, aberration, adulterate, affinity, alloy, alter, ameliorate, anamorphism, anamorphosis, animus, aptitude, aptness, asymmetry, bastardize, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, belie, bend,… …

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  • 13 puppetry — /pup i tree/, n., pl. puppetries. 1. the art of making puppets or presenting puppet shows. 2. the action of puppets. 3. mummery; mere show. 4. puppets collectively. [1520 30; see PUPPET, RY] * * * Art of creating and manipulating puppets in a… …

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  • 14 flop — Synonyms and related words: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, also ran, alter, ameliorate, antimasque, audience success, bag, ballet, bang, bankrupt, be a gas, be a hit, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, beat, beating, bed, bicker,… …

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  • 15 Comic opera — This article is about the musical genre. For Robert Wyatt album, see Comicopera. Comic opera denotes a sung dramatic work of a light or comic nature, usually with a happy ending. Forms of comic opera first developed in late 17th century Italy. By …

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  • 16 Disrespect — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrespect >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrespect disrespect disesteem disestimation Sgm: N 1 disparagement disparagement &c.(dispraise) 932 =>(detraction) ???>934 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 irreverence irreverence …

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  • 17 Naked Lunch — by William S. Burroughs (1959)    Naked Lunch is William S. Burroughs’s masterpiece and one of the most influential novels of the 20th century. It is also the most infamous novel to come out of the Beat Generation. In his dedication to Howl and… …

    Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

  • 18 KITT — is the acronymic descriptor for the fictional adventure series Knight Rider character. KITT is an artificial intelligence microprocessor installed in a highly advanced, very mobile, robot disguised as a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.The original …

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  • 19 Stig Dagerman — and Anita Björk Stig Dagerman (5 October 1923, Älvkarleby, Uppsala County – 4 November 1954) was a Swedish author and journalist. Stig Dagerman was one of the most prominent Swedish authors during the 1940s. In the course of five years, 1945 …

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  • 20 Ferreri, Marco — (1928 1997)    Milanese filmmaker Marco Ferreri started his career as a director in the Spanish film industry, with three films that had a strong impact on young directors, and which are seen as an adaptation of the neorealist perspective to… …

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