British Television Drama

Past, Present and Future
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ISBN-13:
9781137327581
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
255
Autor:
J. Bignell
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PDF
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eBook
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Featuring leading scholars of British television drama and noted writers and producers from the television industry, this new edition of British Television Drama evaluates past and present TV fiction since the 1960s, and considers its likely future.
Contents Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Editors' Introduction 1. Contexts; Tony Garnett PART I: INSTITUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES Editors' Introduction to Part I 2. Sydney Newman and the 'Golden Age'; Shaun Sutton 3. Television Drama Series: a Producer's View; Irene Shubik 4. TV Drama: Then and Now; John McGrath 5. Writing Television Drama - Then and Now; Andrew Davies 6 Brookside : The Technology Backstory; Phil Redmond 7 Plot Inflation in Greater Weatherfield: Coronation Street in the 1990s; Billy Smart 8 Persuaded? The Impact of Changing Production Contexts on Three Adaptations of Persuasion ; Sarah Cardwell PART II: FORMATS AND GENRES Editors' Introduction to Part II 9. 'The Age of Innocence'; Alan Plater 10. Playing Shops, Shopping Plays: The Effect of the Internal Market on Television Drama; David Edgar 11. 'A Hero Mumsy': Parenting, Power, and Production Changes in The Sarah Jane Adventures ; Victoria Byard 12. Downton Abbey: Reinventing the British Costume Drama; James Chapman 13. What Do Actors Do When They Act? John Caughie CODA: Timothy West discusses 'Acting on Stage: Acting on Screen', followed by extracts from the discussion after his and John Caughie's presentations. PART III: REPRESENTATIONS 14. The 1970s: Regional Variations; Barry Hanson 15. 'What Truth is there in this Story?': The Dramatisation of Northern Ireland; Edward Braun 16. Moving Waterloo Road from Rochdale to Greenock: Exploring a Sense of Place in Drama Series; Cameron Roach 17. Too Secret for Words: Coded Dissent in Female-authored Wednesday Plays; Madeleine Macmurraugh-Kavanagh 18. 'Ah! Our very own Juliet Bravo, or is it Jill Gascoine?' Ashes to Ashes and Representations of Gender; Ben Lamb 19. Power Plays: Gender, Genre, and Lynda La Plante; Julia Hallam Editors' Conclusion Select Bibliography Index
Featuring leading scholars of British television drama and noted writers and producers from the television industry, this new edition of British Television Drama evaluates past and present TV fiction since the 1960s, and considers its likely future.

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