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Edwardians on Screen: From Downton Abbey to Parade's End

Byrne, Katherine (2015) Edwardians on Screen: From Downton Abbey to Parade's End. Palgrave Macmillan. 171 pp ISBN 9781137467881 [Book (authored)]

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Abstract

Edwardians on Screen examines one of the most popular and influential trends in contemporary television: the representation on screen of the early years of the twentieth century, leading up to and including the First World War. From mainstream popular period dramas such as Downton Abbey, to more 'academic', critically-acclaimed productions such as Tom Stoppard’s recent BBC adaptation of Parade’s End, the small screen has revealed an ongoing fascination with the period over the last ten years. This study explores why the Edwardian era has become so popular with television audiences, and what kind of resonance the first years of the twentieth century have for the first years of our own. The book also explores what these programmes can tell us about the state of what the author terms 'post-post heritage' drama today.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Keywords:Heritage, adaptation, television, historical fictions
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > English
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:38249
Deposited By: Dr Katherine Byrne
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 09:49
Last Modified:04 Jul 2017 09:49

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