The origins of contemporary serial drama

  • Marcel Vieira Barreto Silva Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Programa de Pós-graduação em Comunicação da
Keywords: Serial dramaturgy, television series, dramatic structures, philosophy of drama

Abstract

Using as base methodological and conceptual contributions of the Philosophy of Drama, this paper seeks to investigate the origin of contemporary serial drama. To do so, it offers a diachronic reflection on the constitution of drama as a television genre, whose transformations serve as a landmark to think about the formal immanence of contemporary drama. With this, it intends to demonstrate that it is in the dialectical relation among micro-structures (beat and episode) and macro-structures (arch and season) of television series that relies its dominant characteristic.

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Author Biography

Marcel Vieira Barreto Silva, Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Programa de Pós-graduação em Comunicação da
Professor Adjunto do Curso de Cinema e Audiovisual e do Programa de Pós-graduação em Comunicação da Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Mestre e Doutor pela Universidade Federal Fluminense. Autor do livro "Adaptação intercultural: o caso de Shakespeare no cinema brasileiro", vencedor do prêmio de melhor tese em 2012 pela Compós.
Published
2015-06-23
How to Cite
Silva, M. (2015). The origins of contemporary serial drama. MATRIZes, 9(1), 127-143. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v9i1p127-143
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