Bleak House

Bleak House

by Christine Geraghty


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A new edition to our BFI TV Classics series, this analysis of BBC's Bleak House aims to analyze this critically acclaimed production in terms of its adaptation status, narrative organization, acting, setting and mise-en-scene, while also using it to comment on more general issues in television studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844574179
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Series: BFI TV Classics Series
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

CHRISTINE GERAGHTY is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of Now a Major Motion Picture: Film Adaptations from Literature and Drama (2008); My Beautiful Laundrette (2004); British Cinema in the Fifties: Gender, Genre and the 'New Look' (2000); and Women and Soap Opera (1990), and editor, with David Lusted, of The Television Studies Book (1998

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.-Introduction: Dickens and Television.-The Classic Serial.-Serialisation and Soaps.-
The Problem with Esther.-Narrative Organisation and the Double Story.-Characterisation and Performance.-Settings.- 'Illustrating' Bleak House.-Conclusion: Classic Television.-Notes.-Appendix: The Beginning and Ending of Each Episode.-Bibliography.-Credits.-Index.

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