10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ECDYSIAST»
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Anthology: Down and Dirty Strip Club Poetry
The stories of these people and the setting are captured by observation and interview and literally translated through poetry.
Verbivore's Feast: A Banquet of Word and Phrase Origins
ECDYSIAST. In. 1940, American journalist and essayist H. L. Mencken received
a letter from a woman named Georgia Sothern. She wrote: “I am a practitioner of
the art of stripteasing.... there has been a great deal of...criticism leveled against ...
Chrysti (the Wordsmith.), 2004
Striptease : The Untold History of the Girlie Show: The ...
A resort to the scientific name for molting, which is ecdysis, produces both
ecdysist and ecdysiast. Then there are suggestions in the names of some of the
creatures which practice molting. The scientific name for the common crab is
The Theatre School DePaul University Rachel Shteir Head of Dramaturgy, 2004
Oxford Dictionary of English
ORIGIN 1930s: from Greek ekkrinein 'secrete', from ek- 'out' + krinein 'sift,
separate'. ecdysiast /sk'dIZIast/ > noun humorous a striptease performer. —
ORIGIN 1940s: from Greek ekdusis 'shedding', on the pattern of enthusiast.
The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to ...
For example, an “ecdysiast” is simply a strip tease artist. Even though it is safe to
assume that not everyone knows that, the word “ecdysiast” is still used all the
time, often with the context providing no assistance as to the word's meaning.23 ...
Japanese Mythology and the Primeval World: A Comparative ...
The ancestor deities also danced, induced the cock to crow, and had Ame no
Uzume, the ecdysiast amongst them, present the fertile female genitalia to ward
off evil (cf. the Greek ecdysiast Baubo in Singer 1940). Their rite succeeded, and
Mourning Shift: A Tory Bauer Mystery
In large flowing script it read: AlannaLuna, Ecdysiast Extraordinaire. Belowthe
name,insmaller plain print,was an OklahomaCity address, andaphone number.
Ecdysiast. That explained thehot pants. And the bosom. And the theatrical ...
The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity
At these prices, I'm an ecdysiast! " Dramatically more significant, however, is her
speech during the second part of the sequence (Detroit), which refers to her
mother in a way that will register as merely playful to her burlesque audience but
H. L. Mencken, the wit of Baltimore, coined the term ecdysiast to describe Ms. Lee
. Ecdysiast comes from the Greek ekdysis, meaning stripping, and the highfalutin
etymology gave the act a kind of wink-wink privilege. Ms. Lee was often ...
'I hope', she added, 'that the science of semantics can help the verbally
unprivileged members of my profession.' The eminent linguist, knowing his
classical languages, suggested ecdysiast. The term meaning is, of course, much
more familiar ...
Frank Robert Palmer, 1981
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ECDYSIAST»
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Loud cicadas result in Arkansans calling 911
Factoid: From the word ecdysis, midcentury smart-aleck H.L. Mencken coined the word ecdysiast, meaning a striptease artist. Four, this ... «Washington Times, Jun 15»
Yvette Hargis enlivens 'Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the …
Exposed as an ecdysiast, the actor is the sole focus, unable to rely upon colleagues in supporting role, or hide behind elaborate productions. «NOLA.com, May 15»
Broadway's golden age: Goodspeed's 'Guys and Dolls'
... considering that Adelaide, having been engaged for 14 years, is a bit over the hill for a top-flight ecdysiast, and also considering the smarmy, ... «Shoreline Times, May 15»
Kander & Ebb's 'The Visit' And D'Amour's 'Airline Highway' Send …
... Krista (Carolyn Neff), a pole dancer and, unseen until the end, the dying Miss Ruby (Judith Roberts), retired ecdysiast and den mother whose ... «Deadline, Apr 15»
Bawdy Shop Burlesque's 'Don't Knock the Block' Burlesque Hall of …
... inspired HL Mencken to coin the term “ecdysiast” and where venues like the Two O'Clock Club got their sassy start. The Block is Baltimore's ... «DC Metro Theater Arts, Apr 15»
Acrobats, contortionists, dancers all under one Umbrella Festival
8 p.m. Saturday, Dirty Cabaret adult show — Burlesque, drag, bawdy comedy and adult circus with Ecdysiast pole dance studio (pole dance ... «Portland Tribune, Apr 15»
Party like it's 1996: 7 iconic Atlanta nightlife spots of the era
This edifice to the ecdysiast's art was a haven for excess throughout the decade: an epilepsy-inducing blur of neon, mirrors, and throbbing ... «Atlanta Magazine, Mar 15»
Portland Fitness: Ecdysiast
Therefore, the common definition of an ecdysiast is a striptease performer but, as the Portland pole dance studio of the same name defines it, ... «Neighborhood Notes, Feb 15»
Gypsy – Mama Rose will rip your socks off
The musical Gypsy may be about the star ecdysiast (that's stripper to you) Gypsy Rose Lee, but it's really about Rose, her battling, bruised and ... «Hamilton Spectator, Feb 15»
25 Best Super Bowl Week Parties
Burlesque Bowl at Palazzo Pyrrha Sutra, formerly of Scandalesque, will offer a night of ecdysiast thrills and live entertainment at the ... «Phoenix New Times, Jan 15»