Women and Comedy in Solo Performance

Women and Comedy in Solo Performance
Author : Suzanne Lavin
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 162
Release : 2004-08-02
ISBN 10 : 9781135934446
ISBN 13 : 1135934444
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Comedy in Solo Performance Book Description:

This work examines the dramatic changes in America women's comedy performance in the years 1955-1995.The study focuses on the standup of Phyllis Diller and Roseanne andon the character comedy of Lily Tomlin. As the historical arc of women's comedy unfolds, it outlines a change from the traditional vaudevillian style of standup, as represented by Diller (50s-70s), to a more satiric comedy represented by Tomlin (60s-80s) and Roseanne (80s-90s).


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