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Author Hewett, Richard, 1970- author.

Title The changing spaces of television acting : from studio realism to location realism in BBC television drama / Richard Hewett
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 270 pages) : illustrations
Contents Scaling down in early studio realism -- Refining studio realism -- The genesis of location realism -- The age of location realism -- The return of studio realism?
Summary This title is an historical overview and a 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. Comparing 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, the book unpacks the developments that have resulted from the shift from multi-camera studio to single camera location production. Textual analysis is combined with extensive archive research into production process and reception, alongside interviews with numerous actors and production personnel from more than sixty years of television production
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Television acting.
Television acting -- Technique -- History
Television acting
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781526115539