The Changing Spaces of Television Acting

The Changing Spaces of Television Acting From Studio Realism to Location Realism in BBC Television Drama

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Publisher's Synopsis

This book provides a historical overview and then-and-now comparison of performing for British television drama. By examining changing acting styles from distinct eras of television production - studio realism and location realism - it makes a unique contribution to both television and performance studies, unpacking the various determinants that have combined to influence how performers work in the medium. The book compares the original versions of The Quatermass Experiment(BBC, 1953), Doctor Who (BBC, 1963-89) and Survivors (BBC, 1975-77) with their respective modern-day re-makes, unpacking the effects of the shift from multi-camera studio to single-camera location production. Textual analysis is combined with extensive archival research into production process and reception, alongside interviews with numerous actors and production personnel from more than sixty years of television production.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784992989
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.45028
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 458g
Height: 222mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 28mm