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Area of Study 2: Bernstein: 'Something's Coming'


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burlesque
a parody or humorous piece
vaudeville
a form of entertainment, popular in the 1700s, in which popular songs were performed with alternative words
opéra-bouffe
a light opera, often with spoken dialogue and some comical content
operetta
light opera
extravaganzas
stage shows containing a variety of acts
melodramas
dramas in which spoken lines are punctuated by music
minstrelsy
form of entertainment, popular in the 1800s, in which white actors would be made up in 'blackface' to imitate black slaves and poke fun at the rich and powerful