Historical and Cultural Contexts

  • Alison Oddey


Of a comedian: performing by standing before an audience and telling a succession of jokes.12


Traditional Female Role Female Performer Singing Song Devise Theatre Northern Accent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alison Oddey
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  1. 1.University of KentEngland

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