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

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

by Suzanne Lavin

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Overview

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: 9781135934446
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/02/2004
Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 308 KB

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