Acting for Auntie: from studio realism to location realism in BBC television drama, 1953-2008
Hewett, Richard (2012) Acting for Auntie: from studio realism to location realism in BBC television drama, 1953-2008. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Acting for television has hitherto been a much-neglected field; by focusing solely on screen performance, usually via textual analysis, the small amount of work thus far conducted has largely ignored the various conditioning factors that combine to shape it. This thesis is designed to address that lack, drawing on a combination of archive research, original interviews and textual analysis to provide a multi-perspectival, historical overview of acting in British television drama, spanning the live era to the present day.
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