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barrison sisters.jpg
This long song was written for a group of women to sing, and was humorous in nature. The song puts to rest the idea that women are naive or shy, as the sisters speak bluntly about the assertiveness of the New Woman. This image was very different from…

model and chappie.jpg
This vaudeville scene is written for a man and a woman. It is humorous in nature, and the joke of the scene is that the male character has more feminine characteristics than the woman. This gender role reversal was instrumental to my research. While…

katherin selsor.jpg
This monologue was written for one woman, and though it is quite long, it offers many insights into the time period. The speech is humorous, and Selsor speaks about common problems between men and women. The piece is useful to me because Selsor…

the washington herald.jpg
This picture section of the

suffragette susie.png
This anthology of popular vaudeville monologues was indispensable in my research. The subjects of the monologues are all humorous, and find their subject matter in everyday social issues. The monologues range in topic from immigration to gender…
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