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Serial Television : Big Drama on the Small Screen - Glen Creeber

Serial Television

Big Drama on the Small Screen

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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.

Introduction
Adapting the Past: Empirical and Emotional Realism in the Historical Mini-Series
Roots (ABC, 1977)
Holocaust (NBC/Titus, 1978)
Heimat (WDR:SFB, 1984)
Alternative Realities: Experimentation in 'Art Television' Drama
Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990-1)
The Kingdom (Danish Television, 1994)
Cold Lazarus (Channel Four & BBC, 1996)
Serial Killers: Murder, Masculinity and the Reinvention of the Crime Genre
Prime Suspect (Granada, 1991)
Cracker (Granada, 1993-6)
The Sopranos (HBO, 1999)
The Politics of the Personal: Friendship, Community and Sexuality in 'Soap Drama'
This Life (BBC, 1996-8)
Queer as Folk (Channel Four, 1999-2000)
Sex and the City (HBO, 1998-2004)
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ISBN: 9781844570218
ISBN-10: 1844570215
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 6th December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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