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Author Lavin, Suzanne
Title Women and Comedy in Solo Performance : Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
©2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (155 pages)
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Series Studies in American Popular History and Culture Ser
Studies in American Popular History and Culture Ser
Note Intro -- Half-title -- Series Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Overview -- 2. Phyllis Diller -- 3. Lily Tomlin -- 4. Roseanne -- 5. Women's Comedy on the Stage -- 6. Feminist Humor and Change -- 7. Margaret Cho and Ellen DeGeneres -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lavin, Suzanne Women and Comedy in Solo Performance : Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415948586
Subject Stand-up comedy -- United States.;Women comedians -- United States -- Biography
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