Turn Up the Contrast: CBC Television Drama since 1952 (Hardcover)

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From Shakespeare to cop shows, sitcoms to docudramas, for over three decades the CBC has presented viewers with every variety of television drama and has become Canada's closest equivalent to a national theatre. Turn Up the Contrast is the first book to explore the content of Canadian television drama and is both a critical analysis and a survey history of how Canadians have used the medium to tell themselves their own stories.

As a part of her research, Mary Jane Miller watched thousands of hours of television, sampling series and viewing in their entirety shorter programs such as movies and mini-series. Asking a variety of questions, she selected a number of programs for detailed analysis, and devotees of The Beachcombers, King of Kensington, Seeing Things, Cariboo Country, Wojeck or A Gift to Last will be pleased to find their favourites among those discussed at length.

A University of British Columbia Press / CBC Enterprises Co-Publication.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780774802789
ISBN-10: 0774802782
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1987
Pages: 434
Language: English