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It's time for my story : soap opera sources, structure, and response

Author: Carol T Williams
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1992.
Series: Media and society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of soap opera sources, structure and response, particularly from the critical viewpoints of psychology, both archetypal and empirical, and popular culture, specifically narratology and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams, Carol T., 1935-
It's time for my story.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1992
(OCoLC)645851362
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol T Williams
ISBN: 027594297X 9780275942977
OCLC Number: 25246333
Description: x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Story for a global village --
The institutional history of electronic story --
"There was this dentist in Santa Barbara ..." : folk and fantasy sources for soap opera --
The maid's tragedy, a comedy of errors, an American melodrama : the genre of soap opera --
Social and archetypal realism : the content of soap opera story --
Issue stories --
Princesses, tentpoles, and real Ericas : soap characters as story "functions" --
Blocking and weaving : the structure of soap opera --
Toward a methodology for soap opera audience study --
Resonance, complexity, and the spacious vision : folklore, oral culture, and art.
Series Title: Media and society series.
Responsibility: Carol Traynor Williams.

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?This is a serious analysis of both the programs and their critics which does a useful job making the format more understandable to those who cross serials off their list.?-Communication Booknotes

 
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