Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO

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David Lavery
I.B.Tauris, Mar 16, 2006 - Performing Arts - 260 pages
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The Sopranos has rewritten the rules of television drama and changed attitudes toward television itself. Topics explored include the extraordinary characterization of Tony Soprano; racism; dreams; Dr. Melfi as narratee; Carmela as a feminist; Italian-American womanhood; mafia theatrics; use and abuse of family values and feudal codes; the HBO brand; food's role on the show; and more. The book features Lavery's comprehensive guide to the show's intertextual moments and allusions, a timeline, and character and episode guides.

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Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO (Reading Contemporary Television)

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The Sopranos is not only one of cable television's biggest hits of all time, it is also among the first original programs from a premium cable network to gain worldwide attention. This highly ... Read full review


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David Lavery is a world authority on television drama whose books include This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos, Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and he is Co-Editor of Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies. He is Professor of English, Middle Tennessee State University.

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