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The Survival of Soap Opera

Author : Sam Ford
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The soap opera, one of U.S. television’s longest-running and most influential formats, is on the brink. Declining ratings have been attributed to an increasing number of women working outside the home and to an intensifying competition for viewers’ attention from cable and the Internet. Yet, soaps’ influence has expanded, with serial narratives becoming commonplace on most prime time TV programs. The Survival of Soap Opera investigates the causes of their dwindling popularity, describes their impact on TV and new media culture, and gleans lessons from their complex history for twenty-first-century media industries. The book contains contributions from established soap scholars such as Robert C. Allen, Louise Spence, Nancy Baym, and Horace Newcomb, along with essays and interviews by emerging scholars, fans and Web site moderators, and soap opera producers, writers, and actors from ABC’s General Hospital, CBS’s The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, and other shows. This diverse group of voices seeks to intervene in the discussion about the fate of soap operas at a critical juncture, and speaks to longtime soap viewers, television studies scholars, and media professionals alike.

The Drama Teacher s Survival Guide

Author : Margaret Friedl Johnson
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Detailed, step-by-step information, examples, and suggestions about how to direct a school drama program without mistakes.

Thinking Outside the Box

Author : Gary R. Edgerton
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Thinking Outside the Box brings together some of the best and most challenging scholarship about TV genres, exploring their genesis, their functions and development, and the interaction of disparate genres. The authors argue that genre is a process rather than a static category and that it signifies much about the people who produce and watch the shows. In addition to considering traditional genres such as sitcoms, soap operas, and talk shows, the contributors explore new hybrids, including reality programs, teen-oriented science fiction, and quality dramas, and examine how many of these shows have taken on a global reach. Identifying historical continuities and envisioning possible trends, this is the richest and most current study of how television genres form, operate, and change.


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The Soap Opera Paradigm

Author : James H. Wittebols
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The Soap Opera Paradigm is an engaging look at the pervasive use of daytime soap opera storytelling techniques in most television program genres, from prime time soap operas and reality shows to the nightly news, coverage of political campaigns, and sports programming. Drawing from a wealth of research, James Wittebols shows how programming techniques have changed over time and what roles media concentration and commercial influences have played in these changes. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Communication for Child Survival

Author : Mark R. Rasmuson
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The Soap Opera Syndrome

Author : Joy Davidson
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The Survival of Jan Little

Author : John Man
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The extraordinary true story of a nearly blind and deaf woman who, after her husband and daughter are stricken by a mysterious and deadly illness, is left alone to fend for herself in the remote Amazon jungle

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Television Soaps

Author : R. W. Kilborn
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Television soaps are a major broadcasting phenomenon with international significance. This book gives examples from soaps of all nationalities, examining their history and technical conventions, the version of reality they present and the aspect of viewer-interaction they produce.


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Medieval drama

Author : Christine Richardson
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Contemporary Drama in English

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Reading for Survival in Today s Society

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A Manual for Survival

Author : Church League of America
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Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas

Author : Jim Cox
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"The dictionary section, comprised of more than 500 entries, provides vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known "soaps," including Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family, and The Guiding Light. Other entries explore the actors and actresses, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors who brought these programs to life. Basic themes, stock characters, and gimmicks are also detailed. The introduction defines soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chronology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements form a comprehensive reference work that researchers and radio lovers will find invaluable."--BOOK JACKET.

Fiet s Vase and Other Stories of Survival Europe 1939 1945

Author : Alison Leslie Gold
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In this important new addition to the literature of World War II, Alison Leslie Gold links together the harrowing yet ultimately inspiring personal accounts of individuals who lived through this dark period in human history. Meditating on such themes as kindness, love, and art, their stories shed light upon the various forces that gave people the strength and courage to survive. From the story of a young Jewish woman who defied death to keep a promise she made to her dead mother to protect her baby sister, to the story of a young Berlin boy, the son of a Nazi, who separated from his father to discover a lifelong passion for the theater, Fiet's Vase and Other Stories of Survival uncovers the glowing sparks of hope and human kindness that carried people through these tragic times.

The Wonderful World of TV Soap Operas

Author : Robert LaGuardia
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The Art of Survival

Author : A. E. Maxwell
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Fiddler's education in southwestern art begins simply enough--a visit to a Santa Fe Gallery, a conversation with a beautiful native American artist and an invitation to a public unveiling. But a slick art dealer, an exotic beauty and an IRS agent determined to ruin Fiddler's ex-wife put a whole new perspective on art.