TV Drama
A Definition: A story that is presented in a dramatic way and explores a range of genres, from soap opera to science-fict...
Why do we watch Television              Drama? In pairs, discuss the above question and come  up with two possible reason...
Why do we study Television        Drama?
Construction     andRepresentation
Sexuality            Skins, C4
GenderThe Bill, ITV1
EthnicityThe Bill, ITV1
Shameless C4               Social Class
RepresentationRepresentation – How groups, individuals, institutions,places or social changes are portrayed in the media;h...
Representation   Reality         Mediation       RepresentationThe real world   The process of     The text itself.       ...
 If you could create your ideal man/woman,  what would he she be like? Discuss this with the people sitting next to  you.
Not all men/women look or presentthemselves like this. The producersbelieved these would be popular/sellableimages of men/...
Representation    Key points to consider in terms of representation   What is being represented?   How is it being repre...
A Reflection of Reality?                     Remember:             always from a particular point                        ...
A Marketable Product
Influence on Society? Skins, C4                        http://www.dailymail.co.                        uk/femail/article-...
Analysis Mise-en-scene Camerawork Editing Sound
Key Skill Requirement Become an expert on how short drama  sequences employ a variety of technical and  symbolic elements...
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Intro tvdrama representation adaption

  1. 1. TV Drama
  2. 2. A Definition: A story that is presented in a dramatic way and explores a range of genres, from soap opera to science-fiction to costume drama. A piece of film that engages with the issues of the day in an accessible fashion, i.e. through believable characters, through fantastic locations or plots.
  3. 3. Why do we watch Television Drama? In pairs, discuss the above question and come up with two possible reasons.Think about your own response to the drama you watch.Cranford, BBC1 Dr Who, BBC1
  4. 4. Why do we study Television Drama?
  5. 5. Construction andRepresentation
  6. 6. Sexuality Skins, C4
  7. 7. GenderThe Bill, ITV1
  8. 8. EthnicityThe Bill, ITV1
  9. 9. Shameless C4 Social Class
  10. 10. RepresentationRepresentation – How groups, individuals, institutions,places or social changes are portrayed in the media;how they are re - presented.The way someone or something is represented is notreality.It is a version of reality.Representations are subjective rather than objectiveand are constructed.
  11. 11. Representation Reality Mediation RepresentationThe real world The process of The text itself. producing a A ‘representation’ media text. of the real world.
  12. 12.  If you could create your ideal man/woman, what would he she be like? Discuss this with the people sitting next to you.
  13. 13. Not all men/women look or presentthemselves like this. The producersbelieved these would be popular/sellableimages of men/women so chose theserepresentations over other possible ones.
  14. 14. Representation Key points to consider in terms of representation What is being represented? How is it being represented? Who is responsible for the representation? How can the representation be interpreted?
  15. 15. A Reflection of Reality? Remember:  always from a particular point of view  with a particular motivation behind it.
  16. 16. A Marketable Product
  17. 17. Influence on Society? Skins, C4 http://www.dailymail.co. uk/femail/article- 449819/What-REALLY- happened-Myspace- party-hell.html
  18. 18. Analysis Mise-en-scene Camerawork Editing Sound
  19. 19. Key Skill Requirement Become an expert on how short drama sequences employ a variety of technical and symbolic elements at a micro level to create representations at the macro level Characters Narrative Genre

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