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The Intimate Screen : Early British Television Drama - Jason Jacobs

The Intimate Screen

Early British Television Drama

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780198742340
Number Of Pages: 190

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This text explores the formative period of British television drama, concentrating on the years 1936-55. It examines the continuities and changes of early television drama, and the impact this had upon the subsequent "golden age". In particular, it questions the caricature of early television drama as "photographed stage plays" and argues that early television pioneers in fact produced a diverse range of innovative drama productions, using a wide range of techniques. It also explores the often competing definitions about the form and aesthetics of early television drama both inside and outside the BBC. Given the absence of an audio-visual record of early television drama, the book uses written archive material in order to reconstruct how early television drama looked, and how it was considered by producers and critics, whilst also offering a critical examination of surviving dramas, such as Rudolph Cartier's "Nineteen Eighty-Four".

The Intimate Screen
The End of the Photographed Stage Play: Television Drama, 1936-39
The Illustrated Broadcast? Defining Television Drama, 1946-50
'Lost not cosy': Expanding the Screen of Television Drama, 1951-55
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ISBN: 9780198742340
ISBN-10: 0198742347
Series: Oxford Television Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 1st April 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.49