The Comic Everywoman
This chapter identifies a practice-as-research approach to comic women on Irish popular stages. It initially outlines the terms of the research practice and discusses the exploratory workshop and rehearsal processes, tracing that journey through to the final performances. The empirical work connects to the melodramatic aesthetics discussed in the second chapter and works in parallel to the comic analyses and discussions in the third and fourth chapters. The outcomes are discussed as illuminating popular performance, comic performance and comic women in popular performance. The final conversation focuses on the comic everywoman, as she encapsulates the performative clew between staged comic identities for women on Irish popular stages and her everyday self.
KeywordsPractice-as-research Workshops Ways of playing Feminist Comedy Comic Everywoman
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