Women and Comedy in Solo Performance: Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne - Studies in American Popular History and Culture (Hardback)Suzanne Lavin (author)
Hardback 162 Pages / Published: 29/04/2004
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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
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
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