drag queen

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drag queen

n. Slang
A man, especially a performer, who dresses as a woman.

drag queen

n
1. (Professions) a male who dresses as a woman and impersonates female characteristics for public entertainment
2. slang a male transvestite

drag′ queen`


n.
Slang. a male transvestite.
[1940–45]
Translations
Drag QueenTunte
drag queen
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It had kabuki forms of, for example, female impersonation, using male actors--and sometimes actresses--to perform female roles.
In its 15th year, the production from the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire showcases light-hearted drag and female impersonation with fun costumes and music.
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Bhirdikar's session focused on female impersonation on stage -- as acting by women was frowned upon -- through the example of the Marathi great Bal Gandharva or Narayan Shripad Rajhans.
What was Paul O'Grady's stage name for his onetime female impersonation character?
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Despite theatrical giants like Lawrence Olivier and Paul Schofield tempting him into mainstream theatre, he stuck to what he felt he was best at: risque female impersonation glammed up to the max.
By keeping their enviable muscularity and masculinity on show--even in the case of one who's actually a woman--costume designer Matthew Wright maintains the emphasis not on female impersonation but on men in drag, including when they're sporting black plumage that makes them look like demented birds of prey.
This entirely writes woman out of its sphere of influence, or usage, and by implication, its transformational process--except in the realm of female impersonation.
The lowliness of McIntyre's Alexander character echoed in the exaggerated ugliness of his female impersonation.