Television Drama: Form, Agency, Innovation by T. DunleavyTelevision Drama: Form, Agency, Innovation by T. Dunleavy

Television Drama: Form, Agency, Innovation

byT. Dunleavy

Hardcover | May 14, 2009

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Investigating the leading drama genres of different television eras in both Britain and the US, this book traces the evolution of television drama from the 'high culture' aspirations and technical limitations of its early days to the intense commercial competition that informs the creation of television drama today.
TRISHA DUNLEAVY is Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of Ourselves in Primetime: A History of New Zealand Television Drama (2005).
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Title:Television Drama: Form, Agency, InnovationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:May 14, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230545513

ISBN - 13:9780230545519

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Table of Contents

Introduction
TV Drama Forms and Contexts
Dominant Narrative Forms: the Series and Serial
Movements in Style: Naturalism, Realism and Modernism
Serial Melodrama: The Soap Opera
Narrative Complexity in Post-1980s Series and Serials
Tradition and Innovation in Situation Comedy
Drama and 'TVIII': Innovations at the 'High-End'
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index