Definition of vaudeville
Origin of vaudeville
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Robinson’s vaudeville triumphs included performing at New York’s Palace Theatre — the summit of vaudeville prestige and the venue where, the story goes, he debuted his signature stair dance in 1918.
The facts show Robinson to have been a force for positive change, Grant says, pointing to evidence such as the barrier-breaking in vaudeville.
His father spent years shuttling between jail cells and mental institutions, and his mother, a onetime vaudeville dancer named Aileen Davenport, abandoned him as a baby.Actor Hal Holbrook, indelible portrayer of Mark Twain, dies at 95|Adam Bernstein|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
The odd (though beautiful) pair here is Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who were a hit on the vaudeville circuit.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vaudeville was dead, Houdini was dead—he was off the radar.
His life as the child of a vaudeville couple was one-step above living in the circus—cheap hotels and rooming houses were home.
Joe created at Engel Stadium the intersection between vaudeville and baseball.The Myth of Jackie Mitchell, the Girl Who Struck Out Ruth and Gehrig|Adam Doster|May 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Every election is a variation on the old vaudeville joke, "compared to what?"
For a long time he wrote vaudeville sketches over the name of Cursy.
No; only if you had told me that you wanted to come to the Vaudeville to-night I could have got this box for you as well as he.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
In 1835 the marquise defended vaudeville entertainments against Lady Dudley, who said she could not endure them.
He came back warily, forgetting his English accent, which he had laboriously imitated in admiration of a certain vaudeville hero.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
The Doctor thought this a capital idea for a vaudeville, but poor enough in real life, and doubted my success.Z. Marcas|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for vaudeville
Word Origin for vaudeville
Cultural definitions for vaudeville
Light theatrical entertainment, popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, consisting of a succession of short acts. A vaudeville show usually included comedians, singers, dancers, jugglers, trained animals, magicians, and the like.