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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Bleak House

ISBN 9781844574179
Publication Date October 2012
Formats Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series BFI TV Classics

A new edition to our BFI TV Classics series, this analysis of BBC's Bleak House aims to analyze this critically acclaimed production in terms of its adaptation status, narrative organization, acting, setting and mise-en-scene, while also using it to comment on more general issues in television studies.

CHRISTINE GERAGHTY is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of Now a Major Motion Picture: Film Adaptations from Literature and Drama (2008); My Beautiful Laundrette (2004); British Cinema in the Fifties: Gender, Genre and the 'New Look' (2000); and Women and Soap Opera (1990), and editor, with David Lusted, of The Television Studies Book (1998

Introduction: Dickens and Television
The Classic Serial
Serialisation and Soaps
The Problem with Esther
Narrative Organisation and the Double Story
Characterisation and Performance
'Illustrating' Bleak House
Conclusion: Classic Television
Appendix: The Beginning and Ending of Each Episode


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