Serial Television

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British Film Institute, Jan 14, 2005 - Performing Arts - 184 pages
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Serial Television focuses on contemporary television drama, offering detailed accounts of hugely popular, influential, and groundbreaking shows such asThe 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. 

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Empirical and Emotional Realism in
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Alternative Serial Drama
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Murder Masculinity and the Reinvention of the Crime Genre
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About the author (2005)

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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