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Women and Comedy in Solo Performance

Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne

By Suzanne Lavin

Routledge – 2004 – 162 pages

Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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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).

Related Subjects

  1. Gender Studies
  2. History

Name: Women and Comedy in Solo Performance: Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Roseanne (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Suzanne Lavin. 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...
Categories: Gender Studies, History