She would say that, he's From Melbourne: Fun and games with Dame Edna and Barry Humphries

Verhoeven, D and Morris, B 2009, 'She would say that, he's From Melbourne: Fun and games with Dame Edna and Barry Humphries', JAS: Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 317-331.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title She would say that, he's From Melbourne: Fun and games with Dame Edna and Barry Humphries
Author(s) Verhoeven, D
Morris, B
Year 2009
Journal name JAS: Journal of Australian Studies
Volume number 33
Issue number 3
Start page 317
End page 331
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group
Abstract This article explores the role that urban place and specifically urban comparison play in the public performances of both the comedian Barry Humphries and the character Edna Everage. In developing Claire Colebrook's analysis of satire as a form of humour that is physically and historically located, we argue that the initial success of Humphries' satire rests on his elaboration of a specific series of geo-social locations. The article then examines the ways in which Edna makes the local her own global, demonstrating how Barry Humphries has progressively modified and internationalised Edna's provincialism so that his satirical cultural project is understandable over five decades and beyond her origins in Melbourne.
Subject Cultural Theory
Globalisation and Culture
Screen and Media Culture
Keyword(s) Dame Edna Everage
Barry Humphries
satire and place
provincialism and globalistion
urban rivalry
DOI - identifier 10.1080/14443050903079706
Copyright notice Copyright 2009 International Australian Studies Association
ISSN 1444-3058
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