Queens of Comedy: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women (Studies in Humor and Gender , Vol 2)

By: Horowitz, Susan

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Close to new, no markings, spine uncreased. French-flap covers. Through candid interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and others, the book explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as their many and varied performances - the survey examines the impact these women have had on the predominantly male-oriented world of comedy. This is Volume 2 in the Studies in Humor and Gender Series. Bibliography and index.


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Through candid personal interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and other visionary performers, Queens of Comedy explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as their many and varied performances - Queen of Comedy examines the impact these women have had on the predominantly male-oriented world of comedy. Performers like Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and their more recent counterparts, comediennes Brett Butler and Roseanne, have helped to sift women's roles in comedy from object to subject. This book maps out this shift, providing an often brutally honest picture of women's lives in both the spotlight of comedy and this modern world.

Title: Queens of Comedy: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women (Studies in Humor and Gender , Vol 2)

Author Name: Horowitz, Susan

Categories: Entertainment & Performing Arts,

Publisher: Australia, Gordon and Breach: 1997

ISBN Number: 2884492445

ISBN Number 13: 9782884492447

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Size: 8vo -9 in. tall.

Seller ID: 503004487

Keywords: Entertainers. Humor. Women. Comedy.