The origins of contemporary serial drama
Keywords: Serial dramaturgy, television series, dramatic structures, philosophy of drama
AbstractUsing 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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Silva, M. (2015). The origins of contemporary serial drama. MATRIZes, 9(1), 127-143. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v9i1p127-143