- xi, 192 pages ; 24 cm
- Additional Authors
- Cantrell, Tom,Hogg, Christopher,
- "Exploring Television Acting is the first book to bring together scholarly and practitioner perspectives on acting for television. In 15 new essays by internationally distinguished researchers and actor-trainers, and the most exciting early-career scholars, this collection analyses the acting processes and resulting performances of some of the most acclaimed television actors such as Hugh Bonneville, Viola Davis, Philip Glenister, Hugh Laurie, Maxine Peake and Jason Watkin. The book is organised into three sections, each with a particular angle on the actor's work on television. The first section focuses on the ways in which historical, industrial, organisational and technological developments have shaped television acting. In the second section particular performances are explored in depth. The final section looks at the wider context of a modern television actor's career, with analyses of their training for the profession, their well-being, and the casting practices of British and American television companies"--Exploring television acting : an introduction / Tom Cantrell and Christopher Hogg -- Performing Sherlock : a study in studio and location realism / Richard Hewett -- "Visible" and "invisible" performance : framing performance in 1970s television / Douglas Mcnaughton -- "No-nonsense rozzer" : Philip Glenister/Gene Hunt, Life on Mars and the particularity of television acting / Stephen Lacey -- Television acting : approaches and perspectives -- "The organic and the technical" : a psychophysical approach to television acting / Tom Cantrell -- Viola Davis : a context for her craft and success in series television / Cynthia Baron -- I'm going in there GC style? Performance and performative contracts within a crossover of reality television environments / Louise Cope -- Truth and "truthiness" in acting the real / Derek Paget -- Exploring actor training for television / Trevor Rawlins -- Accent on talent : the valorization of British actors on American quality television / Christine Becker -- Exploring the casting of British and Irish actors in contemporary US television and film / Simone Knox -- Well-being and the television actor : challenges and coping strategies / Christopher Hogg and Charlotte Lucy Smith.Includes bibliographical references and index.