Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Postcard mask from Kat van Trollebol, Nederland
What is burlesque ...?
1. A literary or dramatic work that seeks to ridicule by means of grotesque exaggeration or comic imitation
2. mockery usually by character
3. theatrical entertainment of a broadly humorous often earthy character of short turns, comic skits and sometimes striptease acts
Burlesque is a direct descendant of the Comedia dell'arte where principal characters would carry a "burle" - a stick with a padded end - with which they would slap the other players for comic effect (the origin of "slapstick" comedy). Burlesque performers often create elaborate sets with lush, colourful costumes, mood-appropriate music and dramatic lighting. Burlesque is a style of entertainment that encompasses pastiche, parody and wit.
Send me some burlesque mail art:
Kat van Trollebol
Tafelbergstraat 18
5025 HM Tilburg
Deadline: July 2008 - all entries will be shown and archived at: http://www.goddelijkegladiolen.com/
Answer and interchange to everybody.No fees. No returns.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the personality in this mask!

8:19 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

every time i come here and see this face i have to laugh ...

3:07 p.m.  
Blogger Gail D. Whitter said...

Good Luck with your mail art call!

8:32 p.m.  

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