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

Richard Hewett


Why study television acting? While works focusing on cinema performance have increased in recent years, small screen drama has been largely neglected – despite the fact that developments in acting style provide as valuable an index of the times and places in which they were created as any other aspect of production. The Changing Spaces of Television Acting addresses this lack by providing an overview of historical changes in performance style from the live era to the present day. Utilised as case studies are programmes from three diverse eras of television production: The Quatermass Experiment ... More

Keywords: acting, performance, multi-camera, single camera, studio realism, location realism, television, drama, live, rehearse/record

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992989
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992989.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Hewett, author
University of Salford