The Snake Oil Festival presents James Taylor, Ecdysiastical Originations
Fri, Jun 16, Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
- Handicap Accessible
James Taylor, Ecdysiastical Originations (Burlesques Carnival Origins)
The history of "burlesque" - as much of the variety arts - is a twisting, sinuous path.... and paths. Running through a handful of the "originators" of the business, variety arts historian James Taylor traces the biz from America's Civil War era, through America's heartland, into the dawn of the last century and the advent of the business' amalgamation with the outdoor, traveling exhibitions that became the carnival. It's a history of surprising twists, turns, and peelin's in service to the raciest entertainment that ever graced the stage.