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

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

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ISBN-10: 0415948584

ISBN-13: 9780415948586

Pub. Date: 04/08/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415948586
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Series:
Studies in American Popular History and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Phyllis Diller: The Clown as Standup Comedian
3. Lily Tomlin: Breaking with Tradition
4. Roseanne: Fighting for Women's Comic Voice
5. New Directions for Women's Comedy: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Jane Wagner
6. Conclusion: Feminist Humor and Change

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