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Types of performance

burlesque

noun

a performance or piece of writing that makes something funny by repeating or performing it in a silly way

burlesque

noun

a type of performance or entertainment that involves jokes, songs, and usually strippers

impersonation

noun

the act of impersonating someone in order to make people laugh

impression

noun

a performance in which someone copies the way another person speaks or behaves in order to make people laugh

improvisation

noun

a performance of a play or a piece of music in which the performer invents words or musical notes that they have not learned or prepared before

interpretation

noun

a way of performing a piece of music, a part in a play etc that shows how you understand it and feel about it

monologue

noun

a long speech made as entertainment, or made by a character in a play or film

Punch and Judy show

noun

a children’s performance that uses two puppets (=models made of cloth) called Punch and Judy who are married and fight a lot

recital

noun

a performance of music or poetry

recitation

noun

a performance in which you recite a poem or story

reconstruction

noun

a performance showing events exactly as they happened

revue

noun

a type of performance with songs, dances, and humour

skit

noun

a short humorous performance or piece of writing

stand-up

noun

an activity in which one person stands in front of an audience and entertains them by telling jokes

stunt

noun

something dangerous, for example jumping from a building, that is done to entertain people, often as part of a film

trick

noun

a way of entertaining people by doing something that looks like magic

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