Last Laughs: Perspectives on Women and Comedy
Gordon and Breach, 1988 - Social Science - 321 pages
The 19 original essays (and three Sylvia cartoons) included in this volume deal with the gender-specific nature of comedy. The collection observes the creation of women's comedy from a wide range of standpoints: political, sociological, psychoanalytical, linguistic, and historical. The writers explore the role of women's comedy in familiar and unfamilair territory, from Austen to Weldon, from Behn to Wasserstein. The questions they raise will lead to a redefinition of the genre itself.
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