Serial Television: Big Drama on the Small Screen

Serial Television: Big Drama on the Small Screen

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Serial Television: Big Drama on the Small Screen by NA NA

Serial Television focuses on contemporary television drama, offering detailed accounts of hugely popular, influential, and groundbreaking shows such as The Sopranos, Queer as Folk, Sex and the City, Twin Peaks, This Life, Prime Suspect, Cold Lazarus, The Kingdom, Holocaust, Heimat, and Roots. Glen Creeber argues that the demise of the single play has not meant the end of original, challenging, and innovative television drama. Instead, he reveals how contemporary television drama is frequently more complex, radical, and multilayered than its historical predecessors. In particular, he shows how serial dramas have breathed new life into representations of gender politics and refreshed genre formats, and he reconsiders trends such as art television, soap operas, and the historical mini-series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844570218
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 02/03/2005
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Glen Creeber is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is author of Dennis Potter: Between Two Worlds, a Critical Reassessment (1998) and editor of the Television Genre Book (BFI, 2001).

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