Returning to an old question: What do television actors do when they act?

Cantrell, T. and Hogg, C. 2016. Returning to an old question: What do television actors do when they act? Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies. 11 (3), pp. 283-298. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602016662430

TitleReturning to an old question: What do television actors do when they act?
AuthorsCantrell, T.
Hogg, C.
Abstract

This article argues for acknowledging and exploring actors’ processes in critical considerations of television drama. Theatre Studies boasts a tradition of research privileging the actor, including a century’s worth of actor-training manuals, academic works observing rehearsals and performances, and actor accounts. However, such considerations within Television Studies are relatively nascent. Drawing upon continuing drama as a fertile case study for investigating the specificities of television acting, the article concludes that the only way to understand television acting is through the analysis of insights from actors themselves, in combination with the well-established practices of analysing the textual end-products of television acting.

JournalCritical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies
Journal citation11 (3), pp. 283-298
ISSN1749-6020
Year2016
PublisherSage
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602016662430
Publication dates
Published12 Sep 2016
Published online12 Sep 2016

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