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Turn up the contrast : CBC television drama since 1952

Author: Mary Jane Miller; CBC Enterprises.
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press [and] CBC Enterprises co-publication, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both a critical analysis and a survey history of how Canadians have used the medium of television, this is the first book to explore the content of Canadian television drama.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jane Miller; CBC Enterprises.
ISBN: 0774802782 9780774802789
OCLC Number: 19125344
Description: ix, 429 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: IllustrationsAcknowledgments I. Introduction1. The Flowering of CBC Drama II. Genres2. Copshows and Mysteries: "Check your guns at theborder"3. Family Adventure: "In every box, a prize!"4. Sitcoms and Domestic Comedy: "But it's too cold to be amelting pot, mama!"5. Other Series and Miniseries: "The best of tries and theworst of tries!" III. The CBC (Proudly) Presents6. Anthology to 1968: "Window on the world as the world looksin"7. Anthology: 1968 to the present: "The focus narrows"8. Docudrama: "To be seen is to seed" IV. The Peripheral Is Central9. Experimental: "The Seedbed"10. Regional or "What Toronto doesn't know" V. Conclusions11. Wrapup: The View from Within -- Interviews with John Kennedy12. The Harvest: The View from Outside AppendicesA. Chronology of Series and AnthologiesB. Where to Find Material and a Cautionary NoteC. A Checklist of Programmes BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Mary Jane Miller.

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Turn Up the Contrast will be the essential reference book for some time; it is full, informative, discussable, and well indexed. -- Vincent Tovell * Canadian Theatre Review * This book offers much Read more...

 
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