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Dennis Potter: Between Two Worlds: A Critical Reassessment
     

Dennis Potter: Between Two Worlds: A Critical Reassessment

by G. Creeber
 

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Dennis Potter is the most well-known, respected and controversial television dramatist Britain has ever produced. Plays and serials such as The Singing Detective and Pennies From Heaven received huge critical acclaim whilst always attracting audiences in their millions. This book will critically analyse both the strengths and the weaknesses of Potter's oeuvre, whilst

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Dennis Potter is the most well-known, respected and controversial television dramatist Britain has ever produced. Plays and serials such as The Singing Detective and Pennies From Heaven received huge critical acclaim whilst always attracting audiences in their millions. This book will critically analyse both the strengths and the weaknesses of Potter's oeuvre, whilst investigating his status as both an 'author' and a 'celebrity'. Re-examining the drama, it foregrounds its ambiguities and contradictions, whilst clarifying the complex mixture of themes, styles and techniques that produced its distinctive and often provocative appeal.

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'Creeber's book takes a...challenging approach... A genuinely enlightening study that draws on the furious popular debates around Potter's work.' - Sight and Sound Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333713907
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
05/20/1998
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Glen Creeber is Senior Lecturer in Television Studies at the University of Aberystwyth, UK. His books include Serial Television: Big Drama on the Small Screen and Tele-visions: An Introduction to Studying Television . He is also editor of The Television Genre Book and 50 Key Television Programmes .

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