Women and Comedy in Solo Performance

Women and Comedy in Solo Performance: Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne

Paperback Published on: 11/09/2014
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Synopsis

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).

  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780415653275
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Weight: 226g
  • Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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